Overview

Nollywood Dreams
By Jocelyn Bioh
Directed by Raymond O. Caldwell
JUN 8 – JUL 3, 2022 | Regional Premiere

It’s the ‘90s in Lagos, Nigeria, and Ayamma has big dreams. Despite working in her parents’ travel agency, she spends every spare minute imagining her big break. When she lands an audition with the hottest director in Nigeria’s booming film industry, Ayamma finds herself at odds with his former leading lady—and relishing the charms of Nollywood's biggest dreamboat. Hot on the heels of its New York world premiere, the author of the beloved, Helen Hayes Award-winning School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play  brings to Round House a warm, hilarious new romantic comedy about following your instincts and your heart.
 

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"Hooray for 'Nollywood’! Jocelyn Bioh’s Nigerian satire is a pleasure."
-The Washington Post
"Uproariously funny"
-Metro Weekly
"A delightful, feel-good... uplifting show"
-Maryland Theatre Guide
"The comedy moves at a fast clip, with the jokes landing just right…. Verdict: See."
-DCist
“Fantastic cast… excellent writing, earnest performances, and impressive technical elements”
-DC Theater Arts
A “magical romantic comedy…. Super fun”
-The Zebra

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Jacqueline Youm (Adenikeh) in NOLLYWOOD DREAMS at Round House Theatre. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography.
Jacqueline Youm (Adenikeh) in NOLLYWOOD DREAMS at Round House Theatre. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography.
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Yao Dogbe (Gbenga Ezie) and Jacqueline Youm (Adenikeh) in NOLLYWOOD DREAMS at Round House Theatre. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography.
Yao Dogbe (Gbenga Ezie) and Jacqueline Youm (Adenikeh) in NOLLYWOOD DREAMS at Round House Theatre. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography.
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Renea Brown (Dede Okafor) and Ernaisja Curry (Ayamma Okafor) in NOLLYWOOD DREAMS at Round House Theatre. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography.
Renea Brown (Dede Okafor) and Ernaisja Curry (Ayamma Okafor) in NOLLYWOOD DREAMS at Round House Theatre. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography.
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Joel Ashur (Wale Owusu) and Jacqueline Youm (Adenikeh) in NOLLYWOOD DREAMS at Round House Theatre. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography.
Joel Ashur (Wale Owusu) and Jacqueline Youm (Adenikeh) in NOLLYWOOD DREAMS at Round House Theatre. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography.
Production Photos
Yao Dogbe (Gbenga Ezie), Ernaisja Curry (Ayamma Okafor), Renea Brown (Dede Okafor), and Joel Ashur (Wale Owusu) in NOLLYWOOD DREAMS at Round House Theatre. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography.
Yao Dogbe (Gbenga Ezie), Ernaisja Curry (Ayamma Okafor), Renea Brown (Dede Okafor), and Joel Ashur (Wale Owusu) in NOLLYWOOD DREAMS at Round House Theatre. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography.
Production Photos
Ernaisja Curry (Ayamma Okafor) and Joel Ashur (Wale Owusu) in NOLLYWOOD DREAMS at Round House Theatre. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography.
Ernaisja Curry (Ayamma Okafor) and Joel Ashur (Wale Owusu) in NOLLYWOOD DREAMS at Round House Theatre. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography.
Production Photos
Ernaisja Curry (Ayamma Okafor) and Renea Brown (Dede Okafor) in NOLLYWOOD DREAMS at Round House Theatre. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography.
Ernaisja Curry (Ayamma Okafor) and Renea Brown (Dede Okafor) in NOLLYWOOD DREAMS at Round House Theatre. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography.
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