TheaterPublished Feb 28, 2020
Junior Similoluwa Aluko wrote and co-directs 'How Palm Wine Sours,' a multi-generational story about women, love, and politics in the Oyo empire of West Africa. "I've always been very fascinated by the culture," Aluko said. "I realized that writing a play really teaches you about culture and history, and it really makes you put yourself in that context, so I wanted to play around with that. This started off a play about drumming, and eventually became a love story. Writing becomes rewriting, and eventually it takes on a life of its own."