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Her Portmanteau


“Powerful . . .  moving . . .
extraordinary”

The New York Times

 

“Mfoniso Udofia is a first-generation
Nigerian-American playwright with
a lot on her mind and a seriously
compelling storytelling gift”

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To reserve tickets for
groups of 15 or more,
email groups@act-sf.org
or call 415.439.2424.

Her Portmanteau

by Mfoniso Udofia
Directed by Victor Malana Maog
 

February 13–April 14, 2019
A.C.T.’s Strand Theater
1127 Market Street, San Francisco


Running Time: TBA


From an extraordinary new voice in American theater comes this taut and achingly poignant drama exploring the multigenerational bonds of a Nigerian family living in the United States.

Traveling from Lagos to visit her mother and American-born sister for the first time in two decades, thirtysomething Iniabasi arrives to a snowy landscape, and even chillier truths inside a small Manhattan apartment. As Nigerian traditions clash with American realities, the family is forced to confront its literal and emotional baggage and its painful legacies across language, continents, and cultures.


Playwright Mfoniso Udofia, a graduate of A.C.T.’s M.F.A. Program, won acclaim in New York—now A.C.T. joins with Magic Theatre, to each present one, independent chapter from Udofia’s sweeping nine-part saga about a family of Nigerian immigrants and their American-born children. Pulsing with humor and heartache, this tender and hopeful window into an evolving family is “a reminder that most Americans share a common origin story” (The New York Times).
 



 

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The Geary Theater

405 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA

 

Geary Theater walk-up hours
Mon–Fri  10 a.m.–5 p.m. or curtain*
Sat 10 a.m.–4 p.m. or curtain*
Sun Closed

 

The Strand Theater

1127 Market Street
San Francisco, CA

 

Strand Theater walk-up hours
Mon–Fri 10 a.m.–4 p.m. & 6 p.m.–curtain*
Sat/Sun  CLOSED or 1 hour before
curtain*

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415.749.2228

 

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Saturday 10am-4pm or curtain*
Sunday Closed

 

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For all performances, no children under five years old permitted. Please note that the Box Office will be closed in observance of the following national holidays: New Year's Day; Thanksgiving; Christmas.