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Ahamefule J. Oluo:

Susan | Under The Radar 2020
Newman Theater January 8 - January 13, 2020


Written and composed by Ahamefule J. Oluo
Co-written by Lindy West
Directed by Jennifer Zeyl
Lyrics by okanomodé and Tiffany Wilson
Lighting Design by Robert Aguilar
Sound Design by Matt Starritt
Projection Design: Juniper Shuey


Ahamefule J. Oluo’s darkly comic musical portrait of his mother builds one story out of many, a journey from Section 8 housing in 1980s Seattle, to the mangrove swamps of the Niger Delta, to the Clallam Bay Correctional Facility. With stunning new compositions, combined with soul-baring stand-up interludes, Oluo explores two intertwining narratives: his mother’s life as the white, Midwestern wife of a Nigerian chief, and later a destitute single mother; and his own journey to Nigeria as an adult, to visit his late father’s village and discover a family on the other side of the world.


Performed in English. 

As sensitivities vary from person to person, if you have specific questions regarding content, please call us at 212.967.7555.

Run Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Header and Featured image: photo by Haley Freedlund

Support for SUSAN provided by the JKW Foundation.


Tickets start at $30, plus fees
Public Supporter tickets start at $25