HEAR WORD! stage play to tour Lagos, New York, California and Hamburg

The highly anticipated HEAR WORD! stage play returns to Lagos this December 28, 29 & 30th, 2018, at the MUSON Centre, as part of an international tour which includes New York, California and Hamburg. The critically acclaimed woman empowerment play shares generational stories highlighting political, social and cultural factors that limit the lives of women.

Following sold-out performances at Harvard University’s Tony-prize winning American Repertory Theater, HEAR WORD! has once again been invited to perform internationally. The amazing cast will begin the tour in Lagos with five shows at MUSON Centre, then travel to New York, to perform six shows at the world-renowned Public Theater in New York City (January 3-7, 2019). The team will then cross the USA to showcase at the Segerstrom Center in California (January 10-12, 2019) before heading to Thalia Theater in Hamburg, Germany.

Unity in diversity: An evening of Art and Hope with Nigerian Women, March 11, 2017.
General Assembly Hall – United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY; as part of the 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women – CSW62.

The show stars ten incredible Nigerian actresses including Nollywood’s Joke Silva, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, Elvina Ibru, Ufuoma McDermott, Omonor, Zara Udofia-Ejoh, Rita Edward, Odenike, Debbie Ohiri and Oluchi Odii.

“The play is based on real-life experiences of Nigerian women, we aim to highlight their voices and hope to inspire real change,” says director and co-writer, Ifeoma Fafunwa.

L-R: Actresses and cast members, Elvina Ibru; Joke Silva and Director and co-writer, Ifeoma Fafunwa and former model and cast member, Ufuoma McDermott at the HEAR WORD Press Conference held on Thursday.

HEAR WORD! is produced by iOpenEye, a Nigerian production company that utilises performance art to challenge the status quo and inspire social change.

Interested parties can learn more about the show and book or purchase tickets by visiting www.hearword.com

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