After a successful screening of Philomena: Interview With A Prostitute in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, writer and director, Bimbo Manuel, is once again teaming up with actress, talk show host and producer, Chinda, alongside his team at Kike Productions, to bring the game to Abuja.
Starring Monalisa Chinda, Francis Duru, Ejike Asiegbu, Don Kester Oshioraeme, Tammy Abusi and others, the play is produced by Chinda, Manuel, Zack Iniyedo and Rekiya Ibrahim Attah.
Philomena: Interview With A Prostitute tells the story of three characters, a failed journalist, a retired prostitute and a frustrated teacher, who share their stories of the social, economic and cultural factors in Nigeria that have stagnated their lives.
With humor, satire and anecdotes, the play is inspired by an actual interview with a stripper and is a story that begs to be told.
According to Chinda, “After a groundbreaking show in Port Harcourt, we were thrilled and impressed with the flood of requests and popular demand to bring Philomena to Abuja. One of the best and most profound things I have experienced in reading is the wit, satire, lessons, spontaneity and serendipity behind the characters – Philomena, Area and Wesley.
“The storylines surrounding this multidimensional drama ultimately culminate in this epic, final decision that frees Philomena from her inner battles. It resonates so well with my mission for the Arise Monalisa Foundation. It provides support and life opportunities for girls, women and young people.
According to Manuel, “Philomena: Interview with a Prostitute cannot be contained in a single book now. Like a small acorn, it has become a huge, starry theatrical phenomenon. ”
Performances are scheduled for July 22-24, 2022, with an exclusive variety show a day later at the NAF Conference Centre, Kado, Abuja.