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fufu & oreos, a new one-woman show

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fufu & oreos, a new one-woman show

Time: May 13, 2011 at 8pm to May 22, 2011 at 4pm
Location: 119 Gallery
Street: 119 Chelmsford St.
City/Town: Lowell
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Event Type: storytelling, performance, one-woman, show/cultural, celebration
Organized By: Obehi Janice
Latest Activity: May 18, 2011

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fufu & oreos
created & performed by Obehi Janice
May 13-22, 2011*
119 Gallery
Lowell, Massachusetts

10$ General Admission/$7 Students & Seniors

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.

fufu & oreos is supported in part by a grant from the Lowell Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.


*Tickets for the Saturday, May 14th performance include traditional Nigerian dinner, dessert, and entertainment following the performance. 

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Comment by Norah Dooley on May 18, 2011 at 7:58pm

Right on Obehi!

Great review here - I am hoping to go on FRI


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