In In Old Age, seasoned repairman Azell Abernathy arrives at the home of Abasiama Ufot to redo the floors of her dilapidated New England home, where he is surprised to be met with stubborn resistance. The two clash, challenge each other, and eventually form an unlikely spiritual connection. Abasiama and Azell learn the true nature of forgiveness and love, just as her life takes a new turn. This fifth installment of Mfoniso Udofia's Ufot family cycle offers both purge and peacemaking; both frenzy and faith.
Magic Theatre's production of In Old Age is part of a special collaboration with American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.). Until March 31, A.C.T. is presenting the fourth installment of Udofia's Ufot family cycle, Her Portmanteau, at the Strand Theater.
The Magic Theatre premiered the first and third installments of Nigerian-American playwright Mfonisa Udofia’s nine-play cycle that traces one immigrant family’s epic journey over time. A.C.T. recently opened the fourth play in the cycle, “Her Portmanteau”; now the two theaters join to premiere the fifth, exploring the fraught relationship between Ufot family matriarch Abasiama (Nancy Moricette) and her repairman (Steven Anthony Jones).