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The Fofana Kingdom 🎭
February 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Black Box Productions Presents: The Fofana Kingdom
Location: Black Box Theatre
51 Dineen Dr. St. Thomas University Campus
Thursday Feb 2nd – Time: 7:30pm
Friday Feb 3rd – Time: 7:30pm
Saturday Feb 4th – Time: 2:00pm
Saturday Feb 4th – Time: 7:30pm
Cost: PWYC, Tickets available at the door or to reserve email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fredericton, NB – Black Box Productions is honoured to invite you to join us on the St. Thomas University campus for the premier of the original production, FOFANA KINGDOM, that celebrates diversity and strives to reimagine what theatre can be. Join Princess Ozanna of Fofana Kingdom, as she embarks on a quest in search of an answer to the timeless question, ‘Where is home?’. Told through the lens of ancient Africa from the seat of Sierra Leone – The Lion Mountain, this epic tale examines globalization and immigration in the modern era. Co-Directed and Written by two incredible STU alum, Saa Andrew Gbongbor, an artist and activist and former refugee from Sierra Leone and Lucas Gutiérrez-Robert, an emerging artist and first-generation Argentinian, who harness their unique artistic skills and personal experiences to bring you a beautiful, heart opening work of theatre.
Saa Andrew Gbongbor, through the generous support of ArtsNB, has been Artist in Residence with Black Box Productions since September 2022. During his residency Saa created a welcoming space where the most diverse cast in the history of the company, featuring students and community members of all ages, could come together to play, create, and build community. Lucas Gutiérrez-Robert joined this wild ride in September and the two immediately forged a collaborative relationship that fostered the creation of a dynamic script and a joyful rehearsal process.
The cast and crew have also all brought their own stories, cultures, and experiences to the work, making Fofana Kingdom a true modern tapestry. Trinidadian, Incan, Mayan, and Indian cultures guide Ozanna, a face cream mogul and her smooth henchman are perfect villains and a trio of gossipy girls from Fofana provide comic relief. All set against a background of lush African fabrics, cascades of gold and stands of grass, Fofana Kingdom will light up your heart and invite you to ask yourself, ‘Where is home’?