Cherry Lane Theatre Mentor Project presents a new comedy about the evolution of the Nollywood (Nigerian film industry) scene. More…
It's the '90s and Nollywood is on the rise. Ayamma dreams of leaving her job at her parents' travel agency and becoming a star. When she auditions for a new film by Nigeria's hottest director, tensions flare with his former leading lady as sparks fly with Nollywood's biggest heartthrob.
See it if If you want to see the funniest show Off-Broadway. If you're a supporter of great new writers. If you're used to seeing quality, this is it!
Don't see it if If you have a problem hearing actors with Nigerian accents. In fact, there is NO reason NOT to see this terrific production. It was perfect!
See it if You want to see one of the best new off off Broadway comedies of this season. You are curious about "Nollywood" i.e. Nigerian film industry.
Don't see it if You can't deal with listening to heavy African accented dialogue sometimes spoken rapidly.? You have no interest in a play set in Nigeria.
See it if A Nigerian perspective on TV and movie making sounds interesting. Hollywood, Bombay, and Lagos are not that different.
Don't see it if You aren't interested in new playwrights and new plays just coming together.
Also See it now, it's only here for a short run.
See it if Bioh's NYC writing debut a robust crowd pleaser Funny, sharp look at Nigerian film industry, urban African society & human nature in one act
Don't see it if Accents pose a little problem (esp in rapid conversation) Outstanding ensemble with an edge to Oprah-esque Sowunmi or lazy sister Mensah
See it if you want to see some truly smart comedy writing centered in reality and not absurdity, and some REALLY great performances.
Don't see it if you're expecting an "issue" play. This is a comedy (and a really good one).
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