A play about the tricks of a village patriarch, rich in symbolism and relevance in modern setting. Uncle’s Joke is a captivating play that lays bare the economic exploitation meted on a people by their trusted village Patriarch, Uncle.
It is a story of pranks and deception; a story of perpetual anticipation. At the end of the play, however, there is hope when people realize the reality behind the façade. The playwright has employed rich symbolism and figurative language in this fascinating play.