Queens Girl in Africa
May 14, 2019 - June 23, 2019
By Caleen Sinette Jennings | Directed by Paige Hernandez
LIVELY, SOCIALLY INCISIVE... ONE OF MY FAVORITES!
- THE NEW YORK TIMES
Performed for the first time as a two-play repertory with Jennings's Queens Girl in the World, Queens Girl in Africa follows the infectiously spirited Jacqueline Marie Butler as she finds herself at a crossroads of personal and political upheaval when her family ups and moves to Nigeria following the assassination of civil rights leader Malcolm X (a close personal family friend). Entertaining and uplifting, Queens Girl in Africa captures an unforgettable moment in time for a teenager abroad—when questions of self and place intertwine with the realities of homework and hormones as Jacqueline assuredly, hilariously navigates the energy, excitement, and unpredictability of the 1960s.