Play: "The Homecoming Queen" Extended Run to Feb. 18

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Extended Engagement through Sunday, February, 2018 at Atlantic Stage 2

Atlantic Theater Company --Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director-- announces a one-week extension of the world premiere production of The Homecoming Queen, written by Ngozi Anyanwu and directed by Awoye Timpo. The production, which opened to critical acclaim last week Monday evening, will now play through Sunday, February 18, 2018 Off-Broadway at AtlanticTheater Company’s Stage 2 on 330 West 16 Street.

A bestselling novelist 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.

Here's what people are saying aboutThe Homecoming Queen: “Fresh and complex [The Homecoming Queen] wrings all the pleasure possible out of its familiar tropes even as itrevamps their meaning entirely.” —Jesse Green,The New York
Times [NYT Critic’s Pick].

“Awoye Timpo’s beautifully constructed production flatters Anyanwu’s work. Where the play is strong…the production is excellent.”—Helen Shaw,Time Out New York.

“Betterthan any play I've seen,The Homecoming Queen captures the everyday theater we perform to convince ourselves and those around us of who we really are.The actors embody these overlapping identities in thoughtful and nuanced performances. Anyanwu reminds us that even when our dreams don't come true, new ones spring eternal.”—Zachary Stewart, TheaterMania.

The Homecoming Queen features Oberon K.A. Adjepong (Tamburlaine), Segun Akande (Mother of George), Ebbe Bassey (Classical Theater of Harlem’s Medea), Vinie Burrows (A Midsummer Night's Dream-Shakespeare in the Park), Patrice Johnson (Tamburlaine), Mirirai Sithole (SchoolGirls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play), Mfoniso Udofia (playwright, Sojourners and Her Portmanteau-NYTW), and Zenzi Williams (Mother Courage and Her Children-CSC).

The Homecoming Queen features scenic design by Yu-Hsuan Chen, costume design by Ntokozo Fuzunina Kunene, lighting design by Oona Curley, sound design by Amatus Karim-Ali, movement direction by Hope Boykin, music direction by Nolufefe Mtshabe, dialect by Ebbe Bassey, and casting by Caparelliotis Casting: David Caparelliotis, CSA and Lauren Port, CSA and Joseph Gery.

ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY is an award-winning Off-Broadwaytheater dedicated to producing great plays simply and truthfully while utilizing an artistic ensemble. At Atlantic, we believe that the story of a play and the intent of its playwright are at the core of the creative process. The plays in our repertory, from both new and established playwrights, are boldly interpreted by today’s finest theater artists and resonate with contemporary audiences.

Play: by Ngozi Anyanwu
Directed: by Awoye Timpo
Featuring: Oberon K.A. Adjepong, Segun Akande, Ebbe Bassey,

Vinie Burrows, Patrice Johnson, Mirirai Sithole,
Mfoniso Udofia, and Zenzi Williams

Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2:30pm

Sunday evening performances at 7:30pm on January 28 and February 18

Wednesday afternoon performances at 2:30pm on January 31 and February 7

Tickets for The Homecoming Queen are currently on sale. Regular tickets begin at $50. Order online at atlantictheater.org, by calling OvationTix at 866-811-4111, or in person at the Linda Gross Theater box office (336 West 20th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues).

 

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