In Ngozi Anyanwu's Off-Broadway debut at the Atlantic, a bestselling novelist returns to Nigeria to care for her ailing father, but before she can bury him, she must relearn the traditions she’s long forgotten. More…
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.
See it if you're a fan of these "prodigal child returns" stories of which we have seen maybe too many
Don't see it if you're looking for something new to be said about the genre. Acting seemed unprofessional at times, story not clearly told
See it if You are up for a good drama and like following a mysteriously unfolding story.
Don't see it if You are looking for just entertainment--this one draws you in and makes you think!
See it if Following an absorbing story. Watching a character balance their old country & thru a lens of the new country.
Don't see it if Have trouble with the use of flashbacks. Are not comfortable with characters having to come face to face with events in the past.
See it if You enjoy a touching portrayal of a female writer's return to her Nigerian roots and the good and bad memories acted out by a fine cast.
Don't see it if African problems, music, vibes are not your cup of tea.
See it if you love immersive theatre, different cultures, and innovative storytelling.
Don't see it if you can't follow stories about different cultures or don't like plays that have music and singing.
See it if you can get a ticket. Seriously. One of the most beautifully unique pieces of theater I've seen in a while.
Don't see it if I can honestly think of very few reasons not to see this piece.
See it if Beautiful moving play about pain & healing, home & family, reconciliation, and the power of storytelling. Superb writing, acting & music.
Don't see it if You are not interested in an intense family drama set in Nigeria. You don't enjoy an intimate venue with immersive seating & minimal sets
See it if shows w humor/pathos disconnection then reconciliation of Nigerian-Am woman returning to see family left in Nigeria; solid cast
Don't see it if unfocused; play annoyingly lurches btwn past & present; ending too neat: main character rejects then inexplicably embraces her past, huh?
See it if you’re bicultural, perhaps trying to connect with your roots. The protagonist is well drawn and complex, straddling two worlds.
Don't see it if you need a large-scale production. This is an intimate show. It’s universal, funny, and tragic, guided by very personal truths.
See it if You enjoy plays about family ties, and how traumatic events shape our lives. Where do we consider our home to be? Set in Nigeria
Don't see it if You are not interested in Nigerian culture or customs. Do not like sentimental stories. Also mentions mental disease and physical trauma.
See it if you want to see some of the city's best actors working with a moving script by a new talented writer, good music/sound, and touching story
Don't see it if you don't like universal stories about facing life's truths - even the uncomfortable ones.