10 in 60 brought a handful of budding writers together over the weekend to break ground on new play ideas. Come and see what they came up with in a reading of their works, including scenes from Mutiyat Ade-Salu’s play, Sunny Came Home. Sunday, July 30 — 2:30pm — Greenhouse Theater Center — 2257 N.… Continue Reading
10 Plays in 60 minutes is this coming Sunday! We will round up our weekend writing workshop with some freshly minted works for the stage and also feature Mutiyat Ade-Salu performing from her upcoming play, Sunny Came Home. 10 Plays in 60 Minutes @ Greenhouse Theater Center, 2pm. $18 Don’t miss this summer treat!
What looms through Ifemelu and Obinze’s youthful love story is the unwinding of a nation and like when love goes wrong, the breaking up and breaking away of its citizens. Adichie narrates the political breakdown of Nigeria through its consequences in the everyday experiences of her characters. Though it’s not stated forthrightly in the… Continue Reading
If you didn’t believe in African love stories before, this is the chapter to convert you. Ifemelu and Obinze as teenagers meet at a party thrown by the most popular “cool guy” in school. Obinze is a transfer student from Nsukka where his mother, now on sabbatical, is a university professor. Obinze is out of… Continue Reading
Hair!! Adichie has stated that she had to keep herself from making the book about natural hair. It says a lot then that the story starts out with Ifemelu on her way to the hair salon to get braids. Even before she gets there though, we get that hair is one of the ways she assesses… Continue Reading