The Jos Repertory Theatre as part of its 2016 programming will be hosting the prelude to the 10th Jos Festival of Theatre 2016. The weekend of three plays supported by Grand Cereals Limited will commence on Saturday 28th May to Monday 30th May 2016 at the premises of the Alliance Francaise, Jos.
The Grand Cereals Limited which has always supported the Jos Festival of Theatre from inception in 2004, is supporting two new playwrights in the premiere of their plays within the festival. The plays to be featured include Akolo James Anthony’s Late Pam, Umoren Ubond David’s Bullion Stride and Miguel de Cervantes’ Rinconete and Cortadillo which had its Nigerian premiere in Abuja on April 20th at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja courtesy of the Embassy of Spain to celebrate 400 years of the death of the Spanish playwright, Miguel de Cervantes.
All the plays selected for the prelude to the main festival will be addressing issues of youth restiveness and unemployment and what the youths do with themselves while waiting for the promises that are still in the pipeline. There would be raffle draws by Grand Cereals Limited at the opening and closing ceremonies of the mini-festival.
Grand Cereals Limited is coming to the assistance of the Jos based theatre group after the initial cancellation of the 2016 festival due to lack of funds. The plays are billed to start at 4.30pm daily.