By: Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara
The 2017 Easter celebration took another dimension on Monday in Ilorin the state Capital of Kwara as the Kwara State Art Council staged a play “The gods are not to blame” written by Ola Rotimi free of charge.
The Art Council Auditorium was almost fill to capacity with audience anticipating to savour the play.
The programme slated to commence for 4:00pm could not begin until 5:00pm and lasted for about two hours fifteen minutes.
Speaking before the commencement of the play the Executive Director of the Council Elder Bisi Oyewole said it’s the pleasure of the council to revive the moribund culture of stage play in a time like this.
He said he was encourage by the huge turn out of the audience which he said has never be so since the Council started staging plays.
Oyewole said the Council would make it a regular activities as encouragement comes in cash,he however promised audience present in the hall,they would not leave the hall until the last scene was staged due to quality of story and cast involved.
“The gods are not to blame”staged by cast from the state council was directed by Performing Art Head ,captured the attention of all audience at the venue till the last scene.
Similarly Honourable Abdullaih Taiwo representing Owode/Onire Constituency Pledged the support of 8th Assembly for continuity of culture oriented programmes from the Council.
The play “The gods are not to blame” centres on a sooth saying concerning a baby born in to the family of reigning king 230 years ago whom an Ifa oracle said was born with bad luck,which would make the boy if grown to,kill his father the king and marry his Mother who would bear him children.
But in their own human reasoning tried to dump the baby in a bush with the hope that he,the baby would eventually die when there was no one to help turn the other way round leading the fulfilment as earlier said by the Ifa Oracle.