MCC Theater reopens in fall 2021, beginning its 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.
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.