Event A Selfish Sacrifice
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Description'A Selfish Sacrifice' by OyamO - Based on Ibsen's A Doll's House
VenueSpace Theatre, The Denver Center For The Performing Arts, 1101 13Th Street, Denver, United States
First Date20th January 2005
Opening Night27th January 2005
Last Date26th February 2005
Primary GenreTheatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre
Blanks, Harvy, Harvy BlanksActorDr. Samuel Armstrong
Cherrie, Michael, Michael CherrieActorBalogun
Harris, Gwen, Gwen HarrisActorAmmajean
Jones, Veralyn, Veralyn JonesActorIjeudo Chidike
Nappo, Vincent, Vincent NappoActor
Riggins, Terrence, Terrence RigginsActorNigerian Ambassador to the United Nations
Staunton, Kim, Kim StauntonActorHis wife Akumma
Warfield, Marlene, Marlene WarfieldActorNana Nwadialu
Weldon, Charles, Charles WeldonActorObadele Rhineheart
Gordon, Charles F.,Charles F. Gordon (Charles F. Gordon)Adaptationaka OyamO
Hicks, Israel, Israel HicksAssistant Director
Mickelsen, David Kay, David Kay MickelsenCostume Designer
Brown, Michael, Michael BrownDesigner
Hicks, Israel, Israel HicksDirector
MacLeod, Charles R.,Charles R. MacLeod (Charles R. MacLeod)Lighting Designer
Ibsen, Henrik, Henrik IbsenPlaywright
Swartz, Matthew C.,Matthew C. Swartz (Matthew C. Swartz)Sound Designer
Production NationalityUnited States
Performance languageEnglish
Further Informationnt 1267 Previews from 20 January 2005. Akinyele Bobagunwa (Akin), his wife Akumma Obinna Bobagunwa (Aku) and their three children are living in New York City in a town house in the East 90s. This posh arrangement is the result of Akin's appointment as Ambassador from Nigeria to the United Nations and Aku couldn't be more delighted with these circumstances. Aku is childishly innocent, protected from responsibility and all worldly affairs, first by her father and now by her husband. When she expresses her joy to her college friend Ijeudo Chidike (Ije), Aku is reminded of a time when her life was bitter, impoverished and she was forced to take desperate measures. Those “desperate measures” included a shady businessman, Obadele Rhinehart, who is now on her husband's staff in the United Nations mission. Based on Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, the play has been adapted to a new setting and a new century with strong African influences, but still carries the same emotional impact as its predecessor.
Event Identifier76602