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The Homecoming Queen

Written by NGOZI ANYANWU

Directed by AWOYE TIMPO

Atlantic Stage 2
January 10 – February 18, 2018


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. 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. Atlantic is thrilled to welcome Ngozi Anyanwu (Good Grief) for her Off-Broadway debut!

Reviews

 

“Marvelous. Fresh and complex. The Homecoming Queen  wrings all the pleasure possible out of its familiar tropes even as it revamps their meaning entirely. In its happy but deliberately unreal ending, her play suggests that for some traumatized people there’s no place like home — not even home itself.”

Jesse Green, The New York Times

“A story that’s full of heartbreaking depths and rewarding surprises.”

Sara Holdren, New York Magazine

 

“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

 

“Exhilarating! The Homecoming Queen  is rich and deep, a show to treasure.”

Jeremy Gerard, Deadline

Photos by Ahron R. Foster