The regional premiere of Philly-native playwright, Ngozi Anyanwu's GOOD GRIEF at Hedgerow Theatre draws together the venerable talents of Zuhairah McGill & Phillip Brown, as both co-directors and as actors in the production who reunite with Morgan Charéce Hall in the central role of Nkechi or "N."
In her childhood home in the Philly suburbs, Nkechi navigates the loss of her high school love. This coming-of-self story travels between 1992 and 2005… ”also the beginning of time… and the future.” Good Grief is a cosmic, hilarious and heart-breaking play by Steinberg Award-winning Anyanwu, who The New York Times celebrates as a playwright who is “developing new forms!”
Morgan Charéce Hall
*Appear courtesy of AEA
[Ngozi’s writing] “reaches for the stars within the darkness” -The New York Times
From the Adjudicators: "Good Grief is a deeply powerful show that brings to life the torrent of emotions that follow the death of a loved one. But instead of overwhelming the audience with titular grief, the direction of this play soars across a landscape of memory, kept alight by Morgan Charece Hall's, Dell Jackson's, and Ronnie Riggles' filled with humor, love, and somber charm. With standout performances from the whole cast, breathtaking lights, perfectly crafted intimacy coordination and choreography, Good Grief's funny yet meaningful adventure through mourning is one of the greatest shows to hit the Hedgerow's storied stage."
Best enjoyed by ages 18+ due to profanity and mature sexual references.
Mask-optional. Please visit the theatre's website for more details on COVID-safety protocols.
2/23, 24, 25, 26, - open captioned performances
2/26 - relaxed performance
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