Feast exploring Yoruba culture - Young Vic Theatre


Feast, a play about Yoruba culture, tradition and religion as it moved through slavery from West Africa to the Americas, will open at the Young Vic's Main house 1 Feb 2013, following previews from 25 Jan - running to 23 Feb 2013.

Part of World Stages London, it is a Young Vic and Royal Court Theatre co-production.

Feast is written by playwrights from five countries where the Yoruba legacy has had great impact on contemporary life: Yunior Garcia Aguilera (Cuba), Rotimi Babatunde (Nigeria), Marcos Barbosa (Brazil), Tanya Barfield (USA) and Gbolahan Obisesan (UK).

It is directed by Rufus Norris, choreography by George Cespedes, designed by Katrina Lindsay, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Paul Arditti.

On their way to a family dinner, three sisters are divided at a crossroads. From Nigeria in the 1700s through Brazil, Cuba and USA to London in 2013, the sisters survive by their spirits – spirits of courage, mischief and incredible resilience.

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