The Prodigal Daughter

“We could have all been something; and now we are nothing.”

Written by Adong Judith

Directed by Raz Golden

Date:

  • Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 2:00pm Eastern Time

Language: English

Website: Facebook Event

Synopsis

The day is FINALLY here! And the family matriarch, Nnalongo Maria, wants nothing but perfection for the double celebration of her son, Kato Moses Kisekka - a welcome home and congratulations upon recently completing his medical surgery degree from Oxford University.  Uncle Kiwa, Kato's paternal uncle and Titi, Kato's baby sister are certainly feeling the pangs of a mother's love for her high achieving son, as Nnalongo Maria KNOWS perfection doesn't come from leaving things to chances.  But Kato's return does not live to Nnalongo’s celebratory expectations - not only does he tag along with a regular Ugandan girlfriend he had to go the whole way to the Queen's land to find, never mind all the mzungu (white) girls there; but he opens up a Pandora's box of a family secret so dark an angel couldn't sanctify. 

About the Playwright

Adong Judith is the first Ugandan named Prince Claus Laureate (2018); Women4Women Awardee (2018) and TED Fellow (2017). She creates plays that provoke and promote dialogue on social issues affecting underprivileged groups. Adong wrote her first feature play, Silent Voices, after accidentally encountering the inescapable stories of war crime victims in her hometown of Northern Uganda. Her short, Blood, is inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s Les Blancs. Her second feature, Just Me, You and THE SILENCE, developed at the Royal Court Theater London, portrayed the first ever gay couple characters on Ugandan stages.

Cast

Patrice Johnson
Brain D. Coats 
Ava McCoy
Charles J. Ouda 
Kira Player
Kevis Hillocks

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