A family rifles through their literal and emotional baggage in this taut and poignant drama about relatives, legacy, and connection. This West Coast premiere, brilliantly penned by first generation Nigerian-American storyteller Mfoniso Udofia, chronicles the triumphs and struggles of a tenacious family matriarch and two daughters. The mother and one of her daughters have called the United States home for many years. And the other daughter’s arrival raises heart-wrenching questions about the power of place, family bonds, and how we define our relationships over space and time.
Age recommendation: While the subject matter of this play is appropriate for all ages, due to the complex nature of the narrative, the play will be most enjoyed by ages 14+.
Joyce Guy (Abasiama)n – Boston Court: Debut. Is a “military brat” raised in various places, a theatre graduate of Hampton University and was a member of DC Black Rep. Has performed at the Kennedy Center, Mark Taper Forum, and LA Women’s Shakespeare Co. Solo works performed at UCLA, 2100 Square Feet, LATC and St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, NY. Screen and television credits: Moneyball, The Santa Clause, Animal Kingdom, Criminal Minds, How To Get Away With Murder, to name a few. She choreographed Lorraine Hansberry’s Les Blancs at Rogue Machine and Raisin in the Sun at A Noise Within; was nominated for an Ovation Award for Les Blancs.
Omozé Idehenre (Adiaha) – Regional: Good Grief (The Kirk Douglas); Runboyrun(Magic Theater); Gem of the Ocean, The Convert, Seven Guitars (Marin Theater Company); The Comedy of Errors and Richard III (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Black Odyssey, The Winter’s Tale, Spunk, Macbeth (California Shakespeare Festival); Clybourne Park, Marcus and the Secret of Sweet, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Scorched, A Doll’s House and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (American Conservatory Theater). Film: On The Road. Truly grateful for this opportunity to play with this tremendous director, cast, and crew.
Délé Ogundiran (Iniabasi) – is a first-generation Nigerian-American. Credits include Our Lady of 121st Street (The Victory Theatre Center), Balm In Gilead (Coeurage Theatre Company), Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (The Fountain Theatre), Catch The Tiger (Moments Playhouse). Her TV/Film credits include: Wisdom of the Crowd, Ray Donovan, Ugly Betty, Without A Trace, He’s Just Not That Into You, Maniac, as well as national commercials and international print ads. She is also a writer and award-winning film producer. Website: dele.biz