By Yinka Akanbi
The Lagos State Council for Arts and Culture (LSCAC), in conjunction with TIGOLF Travels, will on Monday March 27, 2023 join the rest of the world to celebrate the World Theatre Day.
According to a statement signed by the Director and Chief Executive Officer of LSCAC, Idowu Johnson, the International Theatre Institute and the International Community declared World Theatre Day to draw public attention to the need to embrace and appreciate theatrical performances.
He said the celebration of World Theatre Day is aimed at promoting awareness of the importance of theatrical arts, how theatrical performances have played an essential part in the area of fun and the improvement that theatre made over the years.
“This Day is commemorated by staging theatrical productions at venues throughout the country and worldwide. The significance of theatrical arts is highlighted on this day and how they have served an essential part in entertainment and total improvements that theatre has brought about in people’s lives,” he said.
Johnson also disclosed that as part of activities marking the day, themed: “Theatre and A Culture of Peace”, the Lagos State Council for Arts and Culture (LSCAC) troupe will present a Special theatrical performance to commemorate the day with a play titled: ‘The King Must Die’.
He added that the play, which is directed by Tolu Fagbure and written by Yinka Folahan, would be staged at the Lagos Theatre, Igando on Monday.