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Her Portmanteau - 2017 - Off-Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

In a two-part theatrical event, NYTW Usual Suspect Ed Sylvanus Iskandar brings to life the singularly poetic world of playwright and NYTW Usual Suspect Mfoniso Udofia’s Sojourners and Her Portmanteau. Performed in repertory, these two chapters of Udofia's sweeping, nine-part saga, The Ufot Cycle, chronicle the triumphs and losses of the tenacious matriarch of a Nigerian family. In Sojourners, a young, pregnant Abasiama struggles with the responsibilities of her arranged marriage as her husband becomes seduced by 1970s American culture. Intent on finishing her university studies so that she can return to Nigeria, Abasiama weighs her dreams and obligations as she attempts to move forward. Decades later, the full impact of her decision erupts when Abasiama’s family is reunited in Her Portmanteau. As Nigerian traditions clash with the realities of American life, Abasiama and her daughters must confront complex familial legacies that span time, geography, language and culture. Presented in two parts, this heartrending pairing probes into the ties that bind mothers and daughters and how we define home. Sojourners and Her Portmanteau are produced in association with The Playwrights Realm who premiered Sojourners last winter in a limited engagement world premiere production.

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Run Type: Limited Run
Market: Off-Broadway
Previews: April 22, 2017
Closing: June 11, 2017

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by Nicole Rosky - Sep 25, 2019
New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) presents the New York Premiere of NYTW Usual Suspect Mfoniso Udofia's runboyrun, directed by Loretta Greco (The Story), and In Old Age, directed by Awoye Timpo (Good Grief). The two plays will be performed together as one evening of work. These two new chapters of Udofia's sweeping, nine-part saga, The Ufot Cycle, build on the 2017 productions of Sojourners and Her Portmanteau, celebrating the tenacious matriarch of a Nigerian family. 
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by BWW Special Offer - Sep 16, 2022
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by A.A. Cristi - Sep 15, 2022
George Street Playhouse will welcome back audiences to the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center and announces casting for the upcoming production of Her Portmanteau a new play by Mfoniso Udofia, directed by Laiona Michelle.
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This week we are sitting down with Emmy Nominated Scenic Designer Jason Sherwood! Jason is nominated for the production design of 'RENT Live' and he gives us the full deep dive into his set for this groundbreaking production. From it's development along side Michael Greif, to figuring out audience locations and camera blocking, to how to transition the story from place to place, Jason is giving us the inside scoop on all of it.
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by Marina Kennedy - Oct 16, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 4, 2021
The Dramatists Guild of America has announced they will present the 2021 Horton Foote Playwriting Award to five amazing playwrights – Carla Ching, Kia Corthron, Aleshea Harris, Donja R. Love, and Mfoniso Udofia - at the Dramatists Guild’s awards presentations later this summer. 
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by Julie Musbach - Jul 29, 2019
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by A.A. Cristi - Jul 28, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 4, 2022
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by A.A. Cristi - Jan 4, 2019
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by A.A. Cristi - Jan 25, 2019
Garry Marshall Theatre presents the West End and Broadway play The Mountaintop by Katori Hall.  The Mountaintop is directed by Gregg T. Daniel, who recently staged A Raisin in the Sun at A Noise Within (Ovation Award nomination for Best Director) and Her Portmanteau at Boston Court.
by Julie Musbach - Jan 24, 2019
The Strand Theater Company proudly presents the regional premiere of Sojourners by Mfoniso Udofia, directed by Cheryl J. Williams. Abasiama came to America with high hopes-for her arranged marriage and for her future. She was intent on earning a degree and returning to Nigeria. But when her husband is seduced by America, she must choose between the Nigerian and the American dream.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 26, 2019
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by A.A. Cristi - Feb 26, 2019
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by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021
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by BWW - Dec 12, 2022
The latest standings as of Monday, December 12th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
by BWW - Dec 12, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 25, 2022
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by Steve Murray - Apr 6, 2019
BWW Review: IN OLD AGE at Magic Theatre is the fifth offering in Nigerian-American playwright's Mfoniso Udofia's nine-play Ufot family cycle.
by Julie Musbach - Apr 4, 2019
Arthur Miller's All My Sons begins preview performances tonight, April 4, 2019, and opens officially on Monday, April 22, 2019.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 3, 2019
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by A.A. Cristi - Apr 29, 2019
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 16, 2021
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