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01-Apr-2020

The Homecoming Queen by Ngozi Anyanwu

At fifteen years old, Kelechi left Nigeria for the United States, leaving her family and her culture behind. Fifteen years later, she is now a best-selling novelist and must return to Nigeria to care for her ailing father. Before she can say goodbye, however, she must relearn the traditions she had wiped from her memory. Kelechi’s homecoming soon becomes a head-on collision with her culture, trauma, family history, and the love of those who never forgot her.

“…wrings all the pleasure possible out of its familiar tropes even as it revamps their meaning entirely…a marvelous three-act opera in the blank space between question and answer.” —NYTimes. “Better than any play I’ve seen, THE HOMECOMING QUEEN captures the everyday theater we perform to convince ourselves and those around us of who we really are.” —TheaterMania.com. “…the Nigerian setting isn’t the only thing fresh and original about this play…[Kelechi’s] scenes with [Obinna] are subtly and sufficiently revelatory. What’s more, even the most obvious plot points come off as fresh and somehow surprising, thanks to the…excellent writing…a vividly theatrical experience.” —CurtainUp.com.

The Homecoming Queen by Ngozi Anyanwu

Jagriti

Jagriti is a Performance Arts space dedicated to Theatre, Music, Dance and Comedy. Founded in 2011 by Arundhati and Jagdish Raja, the space has hosted several productions from India and around the world. A 200-seat theatre, built around a full-thrust stage, it is fully equipped to cater to both artistes and audience. The main stage is designed for intimate performances, with adjoining spaces for informal lectures and gatherings, and an attached restaurant- 'The Fat Chef'. Jagriti is owned and operated by the not-for-profit ART Foundation, a registered charitable trust.

The Rooftop - above the main auditorium is an open-to-sky space with a staging area that can accommodate about 50 people. A raised and walled off platform can work as a perfect area for puppet theatre. The Rooftop has a restroom and a pantry. 

The Terrace - alongside the auditorium, the Terrace can accommodate about 20 people as an informal gathering area.

Lumbini - extending out from the foyer, Lumbini has a stage and an open-to-sky terraced space for about 80 people.