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Hunter Parrish, Ngozi Anyanwu, and More to Star in Good Grief

The play will make its New York premiere at the Vineyard Theatre.

Ngozi Anyanwu will star in the New York premiere of her play Good Grief at the Vineyard Theatre.
(photo provided by Sam Rudy Media Relations)

The Vineyard Theatre has announced casting for the New York premiere of Ngozi Anyanwu's Good Grief, beginning performances October 11 in advance of an October 30 opening. Awoye Timpo directs.

Good Grief 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."

The cast will feature playwright Ngozi Anyanwu (Amazon's The Deuce) as Nkechi, Nnamdi Asomugha (Amazon's Crown Heights) as Bro, Patrice Johnson Chevannes (The Homecoming Queen) as NeNe, Hunter Parrish (Weeds) as JD, and Ian Quinlan (Sneaky Pete) as MJ. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

The creative team includes scenic design by Jason Ardizzone-West, costume design by Andy Jean, lighting design by Oona Curley, and sound design by Daniel Kluger.

Good Grief received its world premiere at Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles.