This Christmas Free Gift International Film and Theater Ministry will be staging an iconic stage play at the Muson Center, Onikan Lagos. The play titled “Roaring Lion” is a play that tells the Christmas story amidst the backdrop of a community struggling to deal with the challenges of new viruses, vaccines, lockdowns, quarantines social distancing and a new world order.
There will be 2 performances of the play each day on the 26th and 27th of December 2022 at 1.30pm and 4.30pm. The first three of these performances (Both performances on the 26th and the 1.30pm performance on the 27th of December) are classified as silver performances and are open to the general public for free once they register to attend. Registration can be done online in advance at https://roaringlion.eventbrite.com or on arrival at the gate on the day. The last performance on 27th December at 4.30pm is classified as a gold performance and admission to this performance is strictly by invitation.
Roaring Lion tells the story of how Bamidele Lawson meets a girl online and seeks to take their relationship to the next level by arranging a physical meeting with her at Christmas. With an ongoing epidemic in the land that threatens to degenerate into a global pandemic, his mother is opposed to any such meeting and so Bamidele seeks the help of a friend to make it happen. However his perfect plan to meet Tonia slowly begins to unravel in a high stakes saga of lies, deceit and blackmail that threatens to consume him.
Written and directed by Ayotunde Yoloye, the play features veteran actress Banke Amole-Adams, Elijah Edet, Osei Matthew Okoduwa, Eric Amole-Adams and a guest appearance by Modupe Adeniran.
Free GIFT Ministry has emerged over the years as a model for high impact, well performed Christian plays and films that minister the profound truth of God’s word effectively. Their plays have been performed on stage over 1000 times nationally and internationally in Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa.
It organizes these Iconic Theatre Performances three times annually – at Christmas, Easter, and during the Independence week in October, to create an atmosphere where edifying, inspiring and life transforming stage dramas can be experienced by the public during these festive periods.
Roaring Lion is a classic Christmas play. Christmas will not be complete without watching it.