MCC Theater has announced the complete cast to star in the world premiere of Nollywood Dreams. The production will be staged at the Newman Mills Theater within the Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space, with previews from March 19, 2020, ahead of an official opening on April 13 and performances through April 26, 2020. The complete cast includes Charlie Hudson III (as Gbenga), Nana Mensah (as Dede), Sandra Okuboyejo (as Ayamma), Ade Otukoya (as Wale Owusu), Emana Rachelle (as Fayola), and Zenzi Williams (as Adenikeh).
MCC Theater continues its 2019-2020 Off-Broadway Season with the world premiere of romantic comedy Nollywood Dreams, written by Jocelyn Bioh and directed by Saheem Ali.
Performances are staged at the Newman Mills Theater within the Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space in Hell's Kitchen.
Tickets will be on sale soon.
Nollywood Dreams is a new romantic comedy. It's the 1990s and in Lagos, Nigeria, the Nollywood film industry is exploding and taking the world by storm. Ayamma dreams of stardom while working at her parents' travel agency alongside her lovable and celebrity-obsessed sister Dede. When Ayamma lands an audition for a new film by Gbenga Ezie, Nigeria's hottest director, she comes head-to-head with Gbenga's former leading lady, Fayola. Tensions flare just as sparks start flying between Ayamma, the aspiring ingénue, and Wale, Nollywood's biggest heartthrob, in this hilarious new play about dreaming big.