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The Verdict Read Reviews for The Homecoming Queen Off-Broadway
See what critics think of Ngozi Anyanwu’s new drama, now playing at Atlantic Theater’s Stage 2.
Mfoniso Udofia and Segun Akande Ahron R. Foster

The Off-Broadway premiere of Ngozi Anyanwu’s play The Homecoming Queen officially opened January 22 at Atlantic Theater Company’s Stage 2. In the new drama, Mfoniso Udofia (Sojourners and Her Portmanteau) stars as a novelist who returns to Nigeria after a decade to care for her father.

The Atlantic Theater staging is directed by Awoye Timpo, associate director of Broadway’s Tony Award-winning revival of Jitney, and is scheduled to play through February 11.

Read reviews for the production below:

New York Magazine / Vulture (Sara Holdren)

Time Out New York (Helen Shaw)

The New York Times (Jesse Green)

Playbill will continue to update with reviews as they are published.

The Homecoming Queen began performances January 10. Completing the cast are Mirirai Sithole, Oberon K.A. Adjepong, Segun Akande, Ebbe Bassey, Vinie Burrows, Patrice Johnson, and Zenzi Williams.


The production features scenic design by Yu-Hsuan Chen, costume design by Ntokozo Fuzunina Kunene, lighting design by Oona Curley, sound design by Amatus Karim-Ali, movement direction by Hope Boykin, music direction by Nolufefe Mtshabe, and dialect coaching by Ebbe Bassey. Casting is by Caparelliotis Casting.

First Look at Ngozi Anyanwu’s The Homecoming Queen Off-Broadway

Tickets for The Homecoming Queen are available online at, by calling OvationTix at (866) 811-4111, or in person at the Linda Gross Theater box office (336 West 20th Street).
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