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Friday July 12 – 8PM
Thursday July 18 – 8PM
Friday July 26 – 10PM
Friday August 2 – 8PM
Thursday August 8 – 8PM
Friday August 9 – 10PM
The Lounge Theatres – Lounge 2
6201 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90038
Leave plenty of time to find parking, especially on Fridays.
Shows start promptly at times listed.
NO LATE SEATING
Any no-shows at performance time will be given away to Wait List
Wait List opens 30 mins prior to show time.
1st come, 1st Served.
“…fun—pure and simple”
“…[Liz Femi’s performance] is delightful and comical
“…the artful direction of Jane Morris…is dynamic and truly theatrical”—Culture Spot LA
“Liz Femi’s “upside-down Cinderella story” works. It works brilliantly”—TurnStyle News
“..Fascinating…the right balance of humor and gravity…a dynamic performer”— Cindy Marie Jenkins, Outreach Nerd
“expert direction [by] Jane Morris, “Take Me to the Poorhouse,” has the transformative power of great theater” – SLAM, Sheana Ochoa
“So. Friggin’. Good.”—Afrolicious
Top Pick of the Fringe – Ms. Magazine
Take Me To The Poorhouse is a sparkling new comedy about Lizzie, a middle-class Nigerian third grader who dreams of becoming poor to win the heart of her popular classmate. Inspired by true events, this “upside-down Cinderella story” is witty and wise, hilarious and heartfelt – a children’s story for adults. Audiences are offered a fresh glimpse of African life as they are introduced to a girl eager to reject herself in to order to feel like she belongs.
Recipient of the American Repertory Theatre/Moscow Art Theatre Institute at Harvard Alumni Association’s Lab Grant, and finalist of NELA Art microgrant.
Take Me To The Poorhouse pledges to donate 10% of all ticket proceeds to Mama Hope, a non-profit with a mission to “Stop the Pity and Unlock the Potential” in several African communities. www.mamahope.org.
Directed by Second City E.T.C. founder, Jane Morris.