Women of Owu
This is an African retelling of Euripides: an unnervingly topical story of a people and a beloved city destroyed by the brutality of war. The play was first performed in Lagos in 2003 under the distinguished director Chuck Mike, and subsequently toured the UK.
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Adeoti ADEROGUN adumaadan Allied Forces ancestors ancestral mother anlugbua Apomu army artist ayaba Balogun body burning camp caravan celebration child chorus leader chorus leader:No city of Owu conquerors crying curse dance daughter dear women death dirge rises Enter GESINDE erell erelu Euripides eyes fear Femi Osofisan fire forget Forgive Fulani gates gods going gone Goodbye hands happen happy hear husband Ijebu iyunloye join Kano kill Kusa Kusa's law of defeat lawumi leave Lisabi's listen logic of defeat look loved maye misfortune mourn never Nigerian night Obatala ofOwu Ogun Okunade old woman once oriki Orisaye Orunmila Otunba Owu Ipole pain palace playwright Princess punish remember ruin SCENE servant seven Shame shrine sing slave slavery soldiers song stopped talking tears tell Theatre there's torch turn wailing wait walls what's wife women of Owu words yesterday Yoruba