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.
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.