THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY
Executive Director, Crystal Field
Enough Vo5 for the Universe
November 9 – November 26, 2023
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00 PM, Sunday at 3:00 PM
Added Saturday matinee, November 25th at 3:00 PM
No performance Thanksgiving, November 23rd
Run Time: 1 hour 50 minutes with one intermission
Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue (between 9th and 10th Street)
Enough Vo5 for the Universe by Melanie Maria Goodreaux, is a science fiction dark comedy that takes place in the year 2097.
Three African-American female survivors of an unnamed worldwide cataclysm strive to exercise control in a dystopian environment where there is no control. Mona Machine, Dr. Dorinda, and Ann Tenna McCloud engage in a death-dealing battle amongst each other over love, the last remaining White Man, fried chicken, and the mysterious whereabouts of the last Black Man left in the world. The drama ensues with the derailing of Mona Machine’s 130th Birthday Party, genocide, and the digital manipulations of an unseen force.
Originally mounted in 2018, the play was way ahead of its time– and features a powerhouse performance by Aixa Kendrick (The Walking Dead- Dead City) as the tyrannical Mona Machine, returning for her role. Audiences will get to see Malik Yoba‘s controversial portrayal as the gender fluid God, named “Oprah-Obama-Omama.”
The Cast features
Aixa Kendrick (Mona Machine)
Malik Yoba (Oprah Obama Omama)
Le’Asha Julius (Dr. Dorinda)
Linda Greene (Anna Tenna McCloud)
Anthony Harper (Charles Donovan)
Jonathan Duran (Manny St. Nicholas The Wise Man)
Mark Ashin (Daniel, the White Man)
The Creative Team includes:
Animations and Graphics by Tim Fielder
Cinematography and Sound Design by Boston Fielder
Video and Sound by Anthony Harper
Lighting Design by Alexander Bartenieff
Set Design, Props, and Costumes by Lytza Colon, Sara Jane Munford, Diane Sullivan and Devyn Mackey
Co-Producers: Bruce Morrow, Mark Holloway
Associate Producer: Norah Lawlor
Stage Manager is Christopher Bello
Directed by Melanie Maria Goodreaux
As of September 26th, 2022, we are no longer requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for our audience upon entry.
Wearing of masks is suggested in the lobby, restrooms and performance spaces at Theater for the New City, but they are not required.