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
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.
(Photos by Joan Marcus)
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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.