By Constance Rodgers
Two plays for the price of one should be a good deal if both are worth seeing. New York Theatre Workshop presents two plays from Mfonsio Udofia‘s Ufot Cycle in one evening. runboyrun, is presented first. It is moving, thought provoking and entertaining. In Old Age, the second piece, is weak in both the writing and directing. Since the excellent piece is presented first you could go and leave during intermission, a reversal of second acting. Or stay for both and see if you agree. Read my full review HERE.
runboyrun & In Old Age – Written by Mfoniso Udofia; runboyrun Directed by Loretta Greco; In Old Age Directed by Awoye Timpo
With: Ron Canada (Azell Abernathy), Patrice Johnson Chevannes (Abasiama Ufot), Karl Green (Boy), Chike Johnson (Disciple Ufot), Adrianna Mitchell (Sister), Adesola Osakalumi (Benjamin), Zenzi Williams (Mother)
Scenic Design: Andrew Boyce; Costume Design: Karen Perry; Lighting Design: Oona Curley; Original Music and Sound Design: David Van Tieghem; Hair Wigs and Make-up Design: J. Jared Janas; Dialect Coaches: Jerome Butler and Jane Fujita; Dramaturg: Katherine Kovner; Stage Manager: Caroline Englander
New York Theatre Workshop 79 E. 4th St, (212) 460-5475; Tickets available at box office, by phone or on line at www.nytw.org/tickets; September 23 – October 13; Running Time 3 hours 15 minutes including one 15 minute intermission.