The Road by Wole Soyinka

The Road is about of a group of drivers and their associates in a poor neighborhood in a Nigerian city. Most of the play’s action occurs inside a small automotive repair and parts business, the Aksident Store. Its proprietor, the Professor, also has a business forging licenses, which some of the characters are determined to acquire. The characters refer to a considerable amount of action offstage, in the city that surrounds the store. These events include car accidents, business dealings, and especially a political rally and a religious festival; the latter is devoted to Ogun, a traditional deity.

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