The Duchess of Malfi

26 Sep — 28 Sep
Studio Theatre
Drama/Theatre
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The Duchess of Malfi (Iyalode of Eti) is a unique West African transposition of one of the greatest dramas ever written, John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi.

The recently widowed Iyalode, a young, beautiful chief longs to marry her low-born lover, Oguntade. Her brothers vehemently forbid it, but Iyalode secretly marries and gives birth. If the brothers discover the deceit a trail of torture, torment, betrayal and murder could follow...

Set in pre-colonial Yoruba land, Iyalode of Eti transforms the Jacobean drama of the original into an enchanting, lyrical theatrical experience that is fresh, dynamic, and surprising.

Running time: About 2 hours and 20 minutes (including a 15 minute interval)
  • Debo Oluwatuminu
  • Moji Kareem Director
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