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Article "Tegonni brings Nigerian culture to UR"

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Article "Tegonni brings Nigerian culture to UR"

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This is an article discussing the first African play to be performed on the University of Richmond's (UR) campus--Tegonni--that has an international cast and crew. "'Tegonni' is a Nigerian interpretation of Sophocles' "Antigone" by Femi Osofison" that tells the story of a woman's struggle with "oppression and adversity" during the country's civil war. Chuck Mike, associate professor of theatre and director of this play, was engaged in Nigerian theatre before coming to UR. The show will incorporate Nigerian drumming (and native Nigerian drummer Clement Ule), singing, language, and culture. Furthermore, the show will star Titilayo Olawunmi (a friend of Mike's from Nigeria) and have choreography by Peter Badejo. This article also mentions Mike's Theater for Social Change course and his purpose for bringing "Tegonni" onto the campus.

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Wilson, Megan. ""Tegonni brings Nigerian culture to UR." The University of Richmond Collegian (April 19, 2007): 8. https://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL20070419.2.21&srpos=1&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

2007-04-19

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English

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Richmond (Va).

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Wilson, Megan, “Article "Tegonni brings Nigerian culture to UR",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 18, 2018, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2331.