No Gun Salute for Ofeke

May 4, 2024

01:30 PM - 03:30 PM

Theatre Building, Catalano Acting Studio, Room 172

200 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242

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No Gun Salute For Ofeke by Sixtus Igbokwe

Iowa New Play Festival – Reading Series

No Gun Salute for Ofeke
By Sixtus Igbokwe
Directed by Patrick Adu

After his fourth and final attempt to be admitted into the Ikenga masquerade cult, Ofeke gives up his quest for true manhood which the cult confers on its subjects. His resignation from the pursuit is accompanied by a detest for it, for in his words, “They failed, not I.” But his sudden discovery of a personal secret of the cult leader, Obosi, offers Ofeke a real bargaining voice, but fleeting power. No Gun Salute for Ofeke is a meditation on the creative and the destructive passions of love.

Guest Roundtable to follow.

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