The Homecoming Queen extends limited run at Atlantic Stage 2

Atlantic Theater Company announces a one-week extension for Ngozi Anyanwu's The Homecoming Queen through to February 18, 2018.

Sirirai Sithole in The Homecoming Queen

Atlantic Theater Company has announced a 1-week extension for its current world premiere of Ngozi Anyanwu's The Homecoming Queen, which began previews on January 10, 2018 and officially opened on January 22 at Atlantic Stage 2. The limited engagement will now through to February 18, 2018. The production marks Ms. Anyanwu's Off-Broadway debut.

Synopsis: "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."

The cast includes Oberon K.A. Adjepong (as Papa), Segun Akande (as Obina), Mirirai Sithole (as Beatrice), and Mfoniso Udofia (as Kelechi), alongside Ebbe Bassey, Vinie Burrows, Patrice Johnson, and Zenzi Williams.

Under the direction of Awoye Timpo, the creative team behind The Homecoming Queen features music direction by Nolufefe Mtshabe, scenic design by Yu-Hsuan Chen, costume design by Ntokozo Fuzunina Kunene, lighting design by Oona Curley, sound design by Amatus Karim-Ali, movement direction by Hope Boykin, and dialect coaching by Ebbe Bassey.

Atlantic's 2017-2018 Off-Broadway season also includes The Great Leap by Lauren Yee at Atlantic Stage 2 from May 23 to June 17, 2018. At the Linda Gross Theater, Atlantic is currently presenting the US premiere of Hangmen by Martin McDonagh until March 7, 2018, which will be followed by the world premiere of Stephen Trask, Peter Yanowitz & Rick Elice's new musical This Ain't No Disco from May 11 to July 1, 2018.

(Photo by Ahron R. Foster)