In a two-part theatrical event, NYTW's Ed Sylvanus Iskandar brings to life the singularly poetic world of playwright Mfoniso Udofina's "Sojourners" and "Her Portmanteau." Performed in repertory, these two chapters of Udofia's sweeping, nine-part saga. The "Ufot Cycle," chronicle the triumphs and losses of the tenacious matriarch of a Nigerian family. In "Sojourners," a young, pregnant Abasiama struggles with the responsibilities of her arranged marriage and her husband becomes seduced by 1970's African culture. In "Her Portmanteau," Nigerian traditions clash with realities of American life. "Sojourners" runs 2 hours and 30 minutes - "Her Portmanteau" runs 1 hour and 45 minutes.
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