What Men Want is a satirical comedy about life, love, faith, marriage and everything in between featuring Diana Agbede and MaryAnn Ivy Amakor.
Written by Adelarin Awotedu, commissioned and produced by Adenugba Oluwanishola for Live Theatre Lagos, and directed by Ajibola Fasola.
The play deals with the attitudinal life changes that occur in marriage and how men and women struggle to determine the best forms of behaviour to have and how to maintain a good and successful marriage.
The play began with Morenikeji reminiscing about her past, thoughts of how she and her husband, Kunle, used to live like young lovers with their children away in school; suddenly her disposition changes as she recalls the latest craze from her husband.
She worries less because they already have their desired number of children, the late nights he keeps is not of much consequence and the children are doing quite well in school.
Morenikeji gets the shock of her life when Susan walks in, saying she is Kunle’s new wife, though enraged, Morenikeji took it lightly. Conflict ensues between both women, giving Susan the audacity to finally move into her husband’s house to prove she is the second wife.
It was from one issue to the other as both women cohabited. The duo, however, became friends, when the rumour of their husband’s plan to take a third wife began milling around.
As the second wife whose position is getting threatened, Susan made efforts to locate the new lover and all hell was let loose when Susan finally met Sidi, the 60-year-old woman, Kunle is dating.
This engaging and entertaining play was held at the prestigious Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos on Sunday, October 27, 2019.