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Ngozi Anyanwu, Hunter Parrish, and More Preview Vineyard's Good Grief

Anyanwu stars in her new play, directed by Awoye Timpo.

The Vineyard Theatre's company of Ngozi Anyanwu's Good Grief met the press on September 12. Directed by Awoye Timpo, performances will begin October 11 ahead of an October 30 opening.

The Good Grief family: Hunter Parrish, director Awoye Timpo, Lisa Ramirez, Ian Quinlan, playwright and star Ngozi Anyanwu, Oberon K.A. Adjepong, Patrice Johnson Chevannes, and Nnamdi Asomugha.
(© David Gordon)

Good Grief stars playwright Ngozi Anyanwu (HBO's The Deuce) as Nkechi, Oberon K.A. Adjepong (The Homecoming Queen) as Papa, Nnamdi Asomugha (Amazon's Crown Heights) as Bro, Patrice Johnson Chevannes (The Homecoming Queen) as NeNe, Hunter Parrish (Weeds) as JD, Ian Quinlan (The Long Road Home) as MJ, and Lisa Ramirez (To the Bone) as MJ's Mom/Neighbor.

The story is described as follows: "Nkechi was a good Nigerian-American girl. She did everything right. Went to med school. Made plans. Then life happened. And plans changed. A first-generation coming-of-age journey of love, loss, and growing into adulthood, Good Grief follows Nkechi as she navigates Pennsylvania's suburbs alongside her childhood crush, her would-be-philosopher brother, and her immigrant parents."

Good Grief is written by and stars Ngozi Anyanwu, and is directed by Awoye Timpo.
(© David Gordon)

This production has scenic design by Jason Ardizzone-West, costume design by Andy Jean, lighting design by Oona Curley, sound design by Daniel Kluger, and fight direction by David Anzuelo.

Good Grief received its world premiere at Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles. The Vineyard Theatre mounting is produced in association with Audible.