In the village of Affreakah-Amirrorkah, no one questions that Akim is the one true, perfect beauty — not even her jealous classmates. But they’ll be damned before they let her be the leading lady in this story. A decidedly contemporary riff on a West African fable, Tori Sampson’s explosive epic is brimming with live music and dance, as these frenemies jockey for their rank in a culture built on ideals forever out of reach.
Directed by Leah C. Gardiner
Choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly
Starring Rotimi Agbabiaka, Maechi Aharanwa, Jason Bowen, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, Leland Fowler, Níkẹ Uche Kadri, Mirirai Sithole, Phumzile Sitole, and Carla R. Stewart
Show Times: Tuesday @7pm, Wednesday @7pm, Thursday @8pm, Friday @8pm, Saturday @2:30pm and 8pm, Sunday @2:30pm and 7:30pm
Tickets from $39playwrightshorizons.org