Latif Abubakar partners Italian Embassy to stage ‘The Licence’

Latif Abubakar partners Italian Embassy to stage ‘The Licence’

Latif Abubakar’s Globe Productions Limited has launched a new play titled ‘The Licence’ in Accra, in partnership with the Embassy of Italy in Ghana. The play, an adaptation of a literary work by Italian novelist Luigi Pirandello, delves into themes of bureaucracy, absurdity, and the struggle of individuals against oppressive systems.

The launch took place at the residence of the Italian Ambassador to Ghana, Daniela d’Orlandi, on Tuesday, April 23, 2024. Speaking at the event, Ambassador d’Orlandi praised the quality of plays produced by Latif Abubakar and highlighted the opportunity to promote Italian theatre and culture in Ghana through this partnership.

Latif Abubakar, the Playwright and CEO of Globe Productions Limited, expressed his commitment to showcasing Ghana’s theatre industry on a global stage. He emphasized the significance of the Italy-Ghana relationship extending beyond traditional trade to encompass arts and culture.

The play ‘The Licence’ is set to be performed at the Accra International Conference Center on the 4th, 5th, and 6th of May, 2024. This adaptation into an Afrocentric version marks a significant collaboration between Ghana and Italy in the theatre industry.

As a pioneer in virtual live theater events and known for hosting large-scale productions like ‘The Second Coming of Nkrumah’, with over 500 cast and crew members, Latif Abubakar continues to elevate Ghana’s theatre industry. The launch of ‘The Licence’ signals his ongoing efforts to expand the country’s theatrical footprint beyond the continent.

‘The Licence’, originally published in 1911, encapsulates Pirandello’s exploration of law, social custom, and individual agency. The play’s Afrocentric adaptation represents a unique artistic endeavor spearheaded by Globe Productions Limited.


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