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The Homecoming Queen

Closed February 11, 2018

The character of Nkechi, if not entirely autobiographical, clearly owes a great deal to Anyanwu herself, and her performance is persuasive and endearing.

LA Times, Good Grief review

Why See The Homecoming Queen?


Is home truly where the heart is?

Another world premiere production heads off-Broadway as part of the Atlantic Theater's 2017/18 season. Marking the Off-Broadway debut for playwright Ngozi Anyanwu (Good Grief), this new drama takes us to Nigeria as we follow a best-selling novelist back to her childhood home to care for her dying father. Following the tradition of prodigal adult children everywhere, our heroine finds that her "homecoming" is fraught with secrets, confronting her traumatic past and getting to know those people she hasn't seen in over 10 years.

The second play by a talented newcomer

This is the second play to deal with homecoming from the up and coming author; her first show "Good Grief" recently premiered in Culver City to positive reviews and garnering the 2016 Humanitas/Center Theatre Group Playwriting Prize. Returning home to Pennsylvania following the death of her friend, she is accused of wallowing and self-indulgence from the people that she expected to support her.

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Opening night: 10 January 2018


Suitable for ages 12+

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Image taken from Good Grief, 2017 Kirk Douglas Theater production

Cast and Creative


Oberon K.A. Adjepong as Papa
Segun Akande as Obina
Mirirai Sithole as Beatrice
Mfoniso Udofia as Kelech

Ebbe Bassey, Vinie Burrows, Patrice Johnson, and Zenzi Williams.

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