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GOOD GRIEF Cast Announcement

Friday, September 14, 2018

Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce complete cast for the New York premiere of Ngozi Anyanwu’s GOOD GRIEF, directed by Awoye Timpo. Performances will begin at the Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street) Thursday, October 11 with opening night set for Tuesday, October 30th.

GOOD GRIEF will star playwright Ngozi Anyanwu (HBO’s “The Deuce”) as Nkechi, Oberon K.A. Adjepong as Papa (THE HOMECOMING QUEEN, Crown Heights), Nnamdi Asomugha (Amazon’s Crown Heights and former All-Pro NFL Player) as Bro, Patrice Johnson Chevannes (THE HOMECOMING QUEEN, THE CRUCIBLE) as NeNe, Hunter Parrish (“Weeds,” GODSPELL, SPRING AWAKENING) as JD, Lisa Ramirez (TO THE BONE, EXIT CUCKOO) as MJ's Mom / Neighbor, Ian Quinlan (“The Long Road Home,” “Gotham,” “Sneaky Pete,” THE LION KING) as MJ. The design team includes scenic design by Emmy Award-winner Jason Ardizzone-West (NBC’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR), costume design by Andy Jean (Santa Fe Opera), lighting design by Oona Curley (THE HOMECOMING QUEEN), and sound design by Daniel Kluger (MARVIN’S ROOM). David Anzuelo serves as fight director. Nkechi was a good Nigerian-American girl. She did everything right. Went to med school. Made plans. Then life happened. And plans changed. A first-generation coming-of-age journey of love, loss, and growing into adulthood, GOOD GRIEF follows Nkechi as she navigates Pennsylvania’s suburbs alongside her childhood crush, her would-be-philosopher brother, and her immigrant parents. Hailed as a "profound dramatic work" by LA Weekly, this hilarious and heartbreaking new play reunites playwright Ngozi Anyanwu and director Awoye Timpo following their acclaimed collaboration on THE HOMECOMING QUEEN. Vineyard Theatre reunites with Audible, the world’s largest seller and producer of digital spoken-word entertainment, following their award-winning production of HARRY CLARKE. GOOD GRIEF received its world premiere at Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles. In winter 2019, The Vineyard and The New Group will co-produce the world premiere of Jeremy O. Harris’ "Daddy" directed by Danya Taymor, featuring Alan Cumming. The final production of the season in spring 2019 will be the New York premiere of READ MORE

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