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HOLIDAY by Amaechi Abuah '21

Playwriting Thesis | May 5-6, 2021

A sun sets over a mountain range and distant town. Text reads "HOLIDAY By Amaechi Abuah '21 May 5-6 8pm Directed by Vanessa Ogbuehi"


May 5-6, 8pm
On Zoom 

The Swarthmore College Department of Theater presents a virtual staged reading of HOLIDAY, an Honors Thesis in Playwriting by Theater major Amaechi Abuah '21. 

After a lengthy stay abroad, a son returns home to attempt to fix the broken family he left behind. But when his step-brother threatens to reveal a dark secret from their past he has a bitter choice to make; whether to accept the reality -- or the fantasy. Set in contemporary Abuja, Nigeria, HOLIDAY offers an unflinching look at both a family's self-undoing and the legacy of global cultural colonialism in a Nigerian middle-class home. 

This staged reading of HOLIDAY is made possible by the generous support of the Honors Program. The 75 minute show will be followed by a talk back with the creative team. 


Featuring: Sarah Branch '17, Azikiwea Green '21, Thandiwe McMillan '20, Marcellus McQueen, & Vanessa Ogbuehi

Directed by Vanessa Ogbuehi
Video Editing by Grace Dumdaw '21
Faculty Advisors: Allen Kuharski & Adriano Shaplin 

HOLIDAY by Amaechi Abuah '21

Sarah Branch '17, Azikiwea Green '21 & Marcellus McQueen in HOLIDAY by Amaechi Abuah '21