Fulton County Southwest Arts Center Performance Theatre Atlanta, GA
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Wedlock of Gods by Zulu Sofola
Wedlock of the Gods is at heart a love story reminiscent of Shakespeare's most beloved tale, Romeo and Juliet. Set in a traditional Nigerian village, Wedlock is a tragedy that finds its roots in the ritual of death and mourning. The traditional solemnity of the ritual is distorted however for, rather than engaging in the normal funeral rites and rituals which should have cleansed her and sent the spirit of the deceased to the world of the gods, the widow expresses a sense of liberation from an unwanted marriage, while the mother of the deceased performs rites meant to destroy her son's widow as an act of vengeance for supposedly killing her son.
Wedlock Of The Gods had its debut performance in the West End Theatre District in London, on September 18th , 2010 at the Cochrane Theatre. The one-day performance was a sold-out event, which prompted a request by Cochrane Theatre for repeat performances from May 23rd 28th, 2011.
Fulton County Southwest Arts Center Performance Theatre (View)
915 New Hope Road, SW
Atlanta, GA 30331