Patience Ozokwo shares snippet of forthcoming stage play with Onyeka Onwenu

Actress Patience Ozokwo has shared a snippet of the forthcoming stage play Speaking Out which also features veteran actress-singer Onyeka Onwenu and movie star Kate Henshaw.

The 63-year-old posted the video on Instagram on Thursday. The video shows the actresses and others dancing as they rehearse for the play.

Written and compiled by Chukwuma Okoye from the original works of Tony Marinho, Speaking Out uses a surfeit of female experience to tell a story driven by a musical force as directed by the award-winning founder and director Kenneth Uphopho.

Beginning with a celebration of the birth of the girl child Speaking Out takes a roller-coaster ride through her daunting growth in a large gender prejudiced environment. This inequitable society plagues her every step, from the celebration of her birth through such typical challenges as child labour, education, female trafficking, dating, sex, spousal abuse, divorce and single motherhood. Singed but tireless she emerges through all odds with her daughter, stronger with dignity and pride, determined to live her life in full.

The play is set to hit the stage from January 1, 2022, at the Agip Hall Muson Center, Lagos.