From the diary of the originator
After basking in the euphoria of those productions, he knew that he could never quite get rid of the feeling and decided he wanted to stage more plays but with no experience and knowledge of how to either write one or stage one, he hoped and prayed that there will be other productions he will take part in.
Nora and Dee are sisters who live and work together. Nora is a successful chiropractor who is single in her early thirties and not dated anyone of the opposite sex for quite a while. Nora’s elder sister Dee is a divorcee and just recently got out of her failed marriage. On this Friday morning both sisters talk about their plans for the weekend. Nora is looking forward to fun filled weekend with her friend Queen who is married and pregnant. Whilst the highlight of Dee’s weekend is a day out with their mother fondly called “mommy” who always get her way.
42 weeks is a home drama which encapsulates the emotions and trauma faced by Christian women holding on to God for the promise of the fruit of the womb. It further elucidates the cultural stigma attached to women of African descent if they cannot produce a child after marriage. The Society represented in the play demands that a woman has not entered into her full womanhood until she has birth a child and preferably a son. This is most often seen as bearing an heir to the family name.
Against the backdrop of an abusive father, Nana is driven by her desperate need to provide for her impoverished mother and sister to the solution provided by her lover Daemon who is part of human trafficking ring based in London.