THEATER/SPOKEN WORD/IMPROVISATION/SOLO PERFORMANCE
Fufu: A staple dish of Nigeria. It’s made from pounded yams.
Oreo: America’s Favorite Cookie. It’s black on the outside and white on the inside.
Decisions. Depression. Daddy issues. From writer, performer and monologist Obehi Janice, this humorous, compelling, and entirely improvised one-woman show focuses on a young Nigerian-American woman navigating her own cultural identity, mental health, and faith. With inventive prose and incredible wit, FUFU & OREOS stakes a claim for the power of voice in our search for self.
"Obehi Janice can fill a room with her booming, inviting spirit and then unexpectedly draw you in with quiet, nuanced story-telling. FUFU & OREOS is, for lack of a better cliche, a tour de force of young solo performance. Without apology, she humorously cracks the whip at racism, cultural naivete, and our own blind-spots. She will make you think. And, if you're lucky, the performance will be followed by a generous helping of fufu served up by her mother." —SerahRose Roth, GAN-e-meed Theatre Project
The Berkshire Fringe is delighted to present FUFU & OREOS in partnership with the Lift Ev'ry Voice Festival taking place in and around the Berkshires through August 4
Shire City Sanctuary
40 Melville St
Pittsfield, MA 01201
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