Sojourners & Her Portmanteau

Name: New York Theatre Workshop
Address: 79 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003
Production Details
First performance date: April 22, 2017
Opening date: May 16, 2017
Closing date: June 11, 2017
Links: Official Website
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Production Description
In a two-part theatrical event, NYTW Usual Suspect Ed Sylvanus Iskandar brings to life the singularly poetic world of playwright and NYTW Usual Suspect Mfoniso Udofia’s Sojourners and Her Portmanteau. Performed in repertory, these two chapters of Udofia's sweeping, nine-part saga, The Ufot Cycle, chronicle the triumphs and losses of the tenacious matriarch of a Nigerian family. In Sojourners, a young, pregnant Abasiama struggles with the responsibilities of her arranged marriage as her husband becomes seduced by 1970s American culture. Intent on finishing her university studies so that she can return to Nigeria, Abasiama weighs her dreams and obligations as she attempts to move forward. Decades later, the full impact of her decision erupts when Abasiama’s family is reunited in Her Portmanteau. As Nigerian traditions clash with the realities of American life, Abasiama and her daughters must confront complex familial legacies that span time, geography, language and culture. Presented in two parts, this heartrending pairing probes into the ties that bind mothers and daughters and how we define home.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
New York Theatre Workshop Producer
The Playwrights Realm Produced in Association
Mfoniso Udofia Playwright
Ed Iskandar Director

Actor Role
Jenny Jules N/A
Lakisha Michelle May N/A
Adepero Oduye N/A
Chinasa Ogbuagu N/A
Hubert Point Du-Jour N/A
Chinaza Uche N/A