runboyrun & In Old Age

runboyrun and In Old Age

New York Theatre Workshop kicks off its 2019-2020 with a pairing of plays from Mfoniso Udofia's powerful, nine-part saga, The Ufot Cycle runboyrun & In Old Age - performed together as an evening of work.

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Running time: 
3hrs 30mins (including 1 intermission)
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About runboyrun and In Old Age:

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.

Mfoniso Udofia
New York Theatre Workshop
Loretta Greco (runboyrun) and Awoye Timpo (In Old Age)
Oona Curley
David Van Tieghem
Andrew Boyce
Karen Perry
Cast list:
runboyrun - 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) In Old Age - Ron Canada (as Azell Abernathy) and Patrice Johnson (as Abasiama)
Other info:
Hair & Wig Design by J. Jared Janas, Dialect Coaching by Jerome Butler, and Dramaturgy by Katherine Kovner
runboyrun and In Old Age Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
September 4, 2019
Opening date: 
September 23, 2019
October 13, 2019

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Latest runboyrun and In Old Age News & Features

Patrice Johnson
Patrice Johnson to star in runboyrun & In Old Age at New York Theatre Workshop
July 30, 2019

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.

Our runboyrun and In Old Age Review

It is January 10, 2012 and we are in Worcester Massachusetts, USA. It is very cold. It is January 10, 1968 and we are in the Republic of Biafra. It is very hot. runboyrun (directed by Loretta Greco) physically takes place in 2012 Massachusetts, but emotionally Disciple Ufot (Chiké Johnson) remains in Nigeria due to the traumas he has witnessed and experienced during the civil war raging... Read more