Drama lies in extreme exaggeration of feelings; an exaggeration that dislocates everyday reality. For the new generation of movie lovers, many really do not see anything fascinating in stage dramas because the wind of the season is partially blowing across cinema halls while stage play albeit is catching and holding on to its breath not minding the hiccups. A great play on stage is all about harnessing the multitude of challenges, by playing a balancing act of how we think and propel us to fantasize about a world we aspire for.
For this highly, thorough-bred young and skillful group that, within a short period of time, has become a reference in tenacity of purpose, passion and talent in stage-drama rejuvenation, only sky is their starting point.
The sheer love for arts is a burning fire whose flame is making the Ankara & Black Playhouse breathes with an indescribable kind of happiness as they have started entertaining and wooing people back to live theatre performance with their interactive and improvisational production; one of which is titled “Smart Not Smart”. With this beautiful delivery from the cast, it’s evident that drama as a mirror is a sharp reflection of society.
A son of the soil in Celestial Church of Christ, Bolu, as a creative man who is motivated by the desire to achieve and not by the desire to beat others, is sure taking his formidable team beyond the skyline as creativity is the cord and missing magnetic chain that has enabled them to find themselves and bind together when they seem lost.
This, as we gathered, has being the magic wand next to the Word of God, which has been the greatest treasure in the world.
The most exciting acting tends to happen in roles you never thought you could play, the Ankara & Black Playhouse used their drama to bring home to people, the truth which many often relegates about life and the social situation. Virtually all the characters, individually, sowed a part of themselves into the drama and they injected not just positive energy, but a full dose of passion so truthfully, under imaginary circumstances in a drama presented in the language of an actor.
Present at the theatre are Yemi Solade, T unji Sotimirin, Tina Mba, Dr. Kunle Hamilton, Doris Simeon, Zara Udofia-Ejoh, George Eyo, Omonnor, Debbie Ohiri, Oluchi Odii, Seun Kentebe, Dr. Lekan Balogun (Creative Arts Dept. UNILAG), Mr Tairu Ajibode (Former Chairman GOND,Lagos), Eniola Christabel (Miss Ideal ECOWAS NIGERIA 2017) to mention a few who have all promised to be ready anytime, anyday to work with the talented group whenever they are called for.
Synopsis Of ‘SMART NOT SMART’
Smart Durojaiye is a randy young man who thinks he has his way with women. He jilts Bibi his lover girl and goes ahead to marry his old time lover- Zae. Hell broke loose when Ronke (Smart’s Secretary) crashed his six years old marriage claiming to have a five- year old child for Smart. Zae accepts Ronke into the house as her co-wife. Ranti and Kamoru who are lovers are both house maid and Gardner respectively in the Durojaiye’s house, their relationship as Lovers promises to birth a beautiful marriage irrespective of their social class.
Sister Joy comes into the house from the church as a sister in need of help and later becomes Smart’s new Secretary through the consent of Zae Durojaiye. Smart begins to extend his promiscuity gestures to Sister joy who fakes a message from the Holy Spirit to deceive Smart which makes him loose the documents to his landed properties into the hands of sister joy who is actually sent into the house as a spy by Bibi.
Smart meets his Waterloo when Bibi gives him an ultimatum of one week to vacatae the house, he finds out that the son Ronke claims is his isn’t his as claimed. Ronke leaves the house and Zae is stuck with Smart to start their lives all over again. Zae leaves the house but comes back presenting to smart the original document to their properties which salvages him from his impending doom.