fufu & oreos

performed by Obehi Janice

May 13-22, 2011* (Fridays, Saturdays @ 8pm, Sundays @ 4pm)
Special Reception: Saturday, May 14
$10 General Admission
$7 Students/Seniors
Purchase tickets here

Photos: Becca A. Lewis

fufu. A staple dish of West and Central Africa. In Nigeria, it’s made from pounded yams.
oreo. “America’s Favorite Cookie.”  It’s black on the outside and white on the inside.

This semi-autobiographical one-woman show stages the journey of Obehi, a (sub)urban twenty-something artist, and her attempts to negotiate and narrate multiple identities: Black Female, Nigerian-American and Christian.  When she finds herself recounting memories of home, school, and church in therapy and on stage, she discovers there is more to her identity than simply performing it. With inventive prose and incredible wit, fufu & oreos stakes a claim for the power of voice in our search for self.

*Tickets for Saturday, May 14th include a special reception immediately following the performance with:

  • a full-course, traditional Nigerian meal
  • dessert
  • Nigerian high-life, Afrobeat, house music
  • and much more!

fufu & oreos is supported in part by a grant from the Lowell Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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