Patrice Johnson to star in runboyrun & In Old Age at New York Theatre Workshop

runboyrun & In Old Age begins performances at New York Theatre Workshop on September 4, 2019.

Patrice Johnson

New York Theatre Workshop has now announced complete casting for the upcoming production of runboyrun & In Old Age, which is set to play a limited engagement from September 4 through October 13, 2019, with an official opening on September 23.

The production consists of a pairing of plays from Mfoniso Udofia's powerful, nine-part saga, The Ufot Cycle, performed together as an evening of work. runboyrun is directed by Loretta Greco and In Old Age is directed by Awoye Timpo.

The cast of runboyrun includes Karl Green (as Boy), Chiké Johnson (as Disciple Ufot), Patrice Johnson (as Abasiama Ufot), Adrianna K. Mitchell (as Sister), Adesola Osakalumi (as Ben Gun), and Zenzi Williams (as Mother). The cast of In Old Age sees Patrice Johnson returning as Abasiama Ufot alongside Ron Canada (as Azell Abernathy).

Synopsis: "Both rooted in the Ufot family's Massachusetts home, runboyrun and In Old Age pose questions about how to move forward when the past inhabits your very foundation. In runboyrun, Disciple and Abasiama Ufot have been living the same day over and over again for decades until the dam breaks and time rushes forward while also reeling backwards. They must uncover years of memories and cross great distances to find each other and unearth the roots of their marriage. In Old Age follows Abasiama far into the future as she learns the true nature of love just as life takes a new turn."

The creative team behind runboyrun & In Old Age features scenic design by Andrew Boyce, costume design by Karen Perry, lighting design by Oona Curley, sound design by David Van Tieghem, hair & wig design by J. Jared Janas, dialect coaching by Jerome Butler, and dramaturgy by Katherine Kovner.

(Photo courtesy of New York Theatre Workshop)