Take Me To The Poorhouse is a comedy about Lizzie, a middle-class Nigerian third grader who dreams of becoming poor to win the heart of her popular classmate.
Told through Lizzie’s perspective, we meet a charming 72 year old "African Matlock", tackle Voltron (defender of the universe), experiment with Jerry curls, discover a local cook who serves “secret delights of a cow”, and reluctantly befriend a headstrong 7 year old suitor with an over-confident lisp.
Inspired by true events, this "upside-down Cinderella story" is a children's story for adults – witty and wise, hilarious and heartfelt. Audiences are offered a fresh glimpse of African life as they are introduced to a girl eager to reject herself in to order to feel like she belongs.
Running time: 60 minutes
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Recipient of American Repertory Theatre Institute Alumni Association’s Lab Grant
Recipient of Center For Cultural Innovation grant