Nigerian actress Bikiya Graham-Douglas, has been selected to perform Wait at the 2016 Cape Town Fringe Festival, which will take place from September 22 to October 8, 2016.
Wait is written by Dipo Agboluaje, directed by Kenneth Uphopho and produced by Beeta Universal Arts Foundation. This critically acclaimed piece first debuted at the Samuel Beckett Theatre in Dublin, Ireland as part of the Africa Day Conference 2015 and also showcased at the British Council Lagos Theatre Festival 2016 to a rousing audience.
It highlights the strength of the African woman as she challenges a system that forces her into early marriage and tries to deny her an education because she is a woman.
Speaking about her selection, Bikiya said, “I’m thrilled Wait has been selected.”
Bikiya has starred in and produced a number stage shows alongside starring in movies, such as For Colored Girls, Suru’Lere, Flower Girl, The Vagina Monologues, Iya-Ile, Lunch Time Heroes, Shuga and also featured in season 6 of Jenifa’s Diary.
The performance will take place in Cape Town City Hall Auditorium, Darling St, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa from September 22 to 28, 2016.