FUFU & OREOS

FUFU & OREOS

created and performed by Obehi Janice

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 7:00pm
Friday, August 2, 2013 - 9:00pm
Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 5:00pm
Sunday, August 4, 2013 - 7:00pm

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

www.fufuandoreos.com

 

Pick Your Own Price Night: 
Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 7:00pm
Artist Talkback: 
Friday, August 2, 2013 - 9:00pm

 

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

All events are at
Shire City Sanctuary
40 Melville St
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Get driving directions here.