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The coming-of-age journey of love and loss debuts Off-Broadway following its West Coast premiere.
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Ngozi Anyanwu and Nnamdi Asomugha Carol Rosegg

Ngozi Anyanwu's play Good Grief opened at The Vineyard Theatre Off-Broadway October 30 following a Los Angeles debut in 2017. Returning to the central role of Nkechi is Anyanwu herself; inspired by the playwright's life, the play tells the story of a Nigerian-American girl navigating love, friendship, and loss in her home in Pennsylvania’s suburbs.

Good Grief began performances October 11 and is directed by Awoye Timpo (The Homecoming Queen). Completing the cast are Oberon K.A. Adjepong, Nnamdi Asomugha, Patrice Johnson Chevannes, Hunter Parrish, Ian Quinlan, and Lisa Ramirez.

Read reviews for Good Grief below.

DC Metro (Deb Miller)

New York Magazine / Vulture (Sara Holdren)

The New York Times (Ben Brantley)

New York Theatre Guide (Brittany Crowell)

New York Stage Review (Melissa Rose Bernardo)

Time Out New York (Helen Shaw)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

Anyanwu's other plays include Victory Is Ours and Nike or We Don't Need Another Hero, which was recently workshopped at The New Black Fest.

Production Photos: Ngozi Anyanwu's Good Grief

Tickets to Good Grief and more information are available online at or by calling the box office at (212) 353-0303.
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