Castles in the Air, a play from the creative fountain of Dr. Barclays Foubiri Ayakoroma, the Executive Secretary, National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), is set to be produced by an independent theatre organization in Jos, the capital city of Plateau State.

The play, which forms part of plays scheduled for the 9th Jos Festival of Theatre 2015, organized by the Jos Repertory Theatre, will be produced on Friday, 13th March, 2015 at the Alliance Francaise, opposite JD Gomwalk House (Standard Building), West of Mines, Jos, Nigeria from 4:30pm-7pm.

Ayakoroma’s Castles in the Air, which is a dark comedy, dramatizes how a conditional promise tears family and friends apart, just as it exposes the traditional prejudice on mixed marriages between diverse ethnic groups in Nigeria.

The playwright also portrays the greed and selfishness of the human nature while successfully foregrounding the play on the cultural beliefs of the Ijaw of the Niger Delta, where he hails from.

With the theme: “UNTOLD STORIES – Making A Difference Through The Arts,” the organizers of the festival are hopeful that the 2015 edition will go a long way in enhancing dialogue and the spirit of community.

Other plays scheduled for production at the festival are, August Wilson’s King Hedley II holding on 10th March; Adinoyi Ojo Onukaba’s Body Parts, scheduled for 11th March; Jacinto Benavente’s The Bonds of Interest holding 12th March; just as Sefi Atta’s Last Stand will be staged on the 14th March.

Caleb Nor
Corporate Affairs Unit
NICO, Abuja