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Her Portmanteau

Mfoniso Udofia
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Full Length, Drama
3 women
Total Cast: 3, Flexible Set
ISBN: 978-0-8222-3789-1
FEE: $100 per performance.
THE STORY: HER PORTMANTEAU is Part Two of the Ufot Cycle, Udofia’s sweeping, nine-part saga which chronicles the triumphs and losses of Abasiama Ufot, a Nigerian immigrant, and her family. Trapped within a small New York apartment, matriarch Abasiama and her two eldest children must construct a new definition for their family. Decades after the events in Sojourners, as suitcases are opened and old pains are relived, a mother and her daughters attempt to rebuild a broken bridge across very different worlds.
“…extraordinary…moving…infuse[s] some tired, tempest-tossed old forms with new blood.” —NY Times. “Udofia…[is] a playwright with a lot on her mind and a seriously compelling storytelling gift.” — “Can a family hold together across borders? This unspoken question menacingly hangs over [HER PORTMANTEAU]…Udofia offers no easy answers, but her firm grasp of family dynamics will give audiences much to consider…Distance is no longer a barrier to a family relationship, but the problems of jealousy, suspicion, and disappointment still remain. Udofia unpacks those issues with uncommon sensitivity and brimming imagination.” — “…a masterpiece… Expect great things from Udofia in the future. HER PORTMANTEAU…[is] a play from the heart whose emotions will pull you in and stay with you long after the final curtain. …a mature, moving [and] accomplished work.” —