Photo Flash: HER PORTMANTEAU At American Conservatory Theatre
See brand-new production photos from Her Portmanteau, Mfoniso Udofia's taut and achingly poignant drama exploring the multigenerational bonds of a Nigerian family living in the United States, performing at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater now through Sunday, March 31, 2019.
Traveling from Lagos to visit her mother Abasiama and American-born Adiaha for the first time in two decades, thirtysomething Iniabasi arrives to a snowy landscape and even chillier truths inside a small Manhattan apartment. As Nigerian traditions clash with American realities, the family is forced to confront its literal and emotional baggage and its painful legacies across language, continents, and cultures. Pulsing with humor and heartache, this tender and hopeful window into an evolving family is "a reminder that most Americans share a common origin story" (The New York Times).
Under the direction of Victor Malana Maog-named one of American Theatremagazine's "People to Watch"-Her Portmanteau features (in alphabetical order):Aneisa Hicks as Adiaha Ufot, Kimberly Scott as Abasiama Ufot, and Eunice Woods as Iniabasi Ekpeyong.
Tickets are available by calling 415-749-2228 or visiting www.act-sf.org.
Photo Credit: Kevin Berne