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The Homecoming Queen Opens at Atlantic Theater

Awoye Timpo directs Ngozi Anyanwu's play running through February 11.

The Homecoming Queen stars Segun Akande, Mfoniso Udofia, and Oberon K.A. Adjepong celebrate opening night at the Atlantic Theater Company.
(© David Gordon)

Atlantic Theater Company's world-premiere production of The Homecoming Queen, written by Ngozi Anyanwu (Good Grief) and directed by Awoye Timpo, opened last night, January 22, at Atlantic Stage 2.

Mirirai Sithole and Zenzi Williams stop for a photo.
(© David Gordon)

The play follows a best-selling novelist who returns to Nigeria to care for her ailing father. But before she can bury him, she'll have to relearn the traditions she's long forgotten. Having been absent for over a decade, she must collide with her culture, traumatic past, painful regrets, and the deep, deep love she thought she could never have.

Hope Boykin and Awoye Timpo smile for the camera.
(© David Gordon)

The off-Broadway cast features Oberon K.A. Adjepong (Uncommon Sense), Segun Akande (Netflix's Burning Sands), Ebbe Bassey (Saving Father), Vinie Burrows (Good Person of Szechwan), Patrice Johnson (For Colored Girls…), Mirirai Sithole (School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play), Mfoniso Udofia (playwright, Sojourners and Her Portmanteau), and Zenzi Williams (The Crucible).

Ebbe Bassey and Zenzi Williams star in The Homecoming Queen.
(© David Gordon)

The production is set to run through through February 11.

The Homecoming Queen runs through February 11.
(© David Gordon)

For tickets and more information, click here.

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