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About Her Portmanteau

From an extraordinary new voice in American theater comes this taut and achingly poignant drama exploring the multigenerational bonds of a Nigerian family living in the United States.

Traveling from Lagos to visit her mother and American-born sister for the first time in two decades, thirty-something 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.

Playwright Mfoniso Udofia, a graduate of A.C.T.’s M.F.A. Program, won acclaim in New York—now A.C.T. joins with Magic Theatre to each present one, independent chapter from Udofia’s sweeping nine-part saga about a family of Nigerian immigrants and their American-born children. 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).

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Recommended for ages 14 and up.

Mfoniso Udofia is a first-generation Nigerian-American playwright with a lot on her mind and a seriously compelling storytelling gift.
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Powerful . . . moving . . . extraordinary.
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A.C.T.'s Strand Theater

1127 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

2/15 - 3/31

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