The writer of “Between The Kola Forest & Salty Sea“, Patrick Burros has announced that he will bring back live-performance to Liberia’s Entertainment scene in Liberia. The writer has team up with one of Liberia’s best screen-actor, E Owusu Dahnsaw as they bring the “Hilary Teage” story to life!
Hilary Teague (1802 – May 21, 1853), was an Americo-Liberian merchant, journalist, and politician. A native of the US state of Virginia, he was known for his oratory skills and he pushed for Liberian independence from the American Colonization Society. Teague drafted the Liberian Declaration of Independence in 1847 and was later a member of the Senate of Liberia and served as the new country’s first Secretary of State.
According to the writer, the recent performance was electrifying. “E Owusu Dahnsaw did what few Hollywood actors can: He performed alone for over an hour. He brought Hilary Teage to life with eloquence and deep feeling. We’re bringing live theater back to Monrovia after a decades-long absence.”
Distinguished guests included Her Excellency Jewel Howard-Taylor, Vice President of Liberia, who was patron of the event; Amb. Ingrid Wetterqvist of Sweden;ke Counsellor Henry Reid Cooper, former Chief Justice of Liberia; and Banke King-Akerele, former Minister of Foreign Affairs.
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Attendance was good, and the audience reflected a cross-section of Liberian society. But there were still more empty seats than there should have been.
If you missed the previous performances, don’t miss the last one. It will be presented this Saturday, July 28, 6 pm, in the theater of the Monrovia City Hall. Come hear the story of Hilary Teage, the father of Liberia’s independence, told in his own words. Bring the children, so they can learn Liberian history while being entertained. Come prepared to be inspired and amazed!
Photos Captured by: Eddie Johnson