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Sixtus Chetachi Igbokwe

Since the head of a great man does not end in the soil of a foreign land, the critically ill Professor of Dramatic Studies in Iowa, United States, Professor Ojemba Enwilo returns to Nigeria to plan his own funeral and set up quick memorable legacies in the arts. He reunites with his long-separated brother, Ndaa Okenta, and together they plan to outwit and batter the monster called Death. Set in one day, Brother-Brother explores man’s age-long efforts to navigate the heart-wrenching problem of death. 

This play includes violence, strong language, and discussions of suicide and death.  

Cast List

Character Actor
Ojemba Michael Taylor
Oriaku Dajzané Meadows-Sanderlin
Ndaa Okenta Isaac Addai
Ifenkili Olivia Foster
Painter/Chorus Tony Nguyen*
Writer/Chorus Kylen Philips*
Singer/Chorus Medha Saggurti*
First Woman/Chorus Miya Swenson*
Man/Chorus Adrian Enzastiga
Second Woman/Chorus Alyssa Santoleri*
Masquerade 1 Barifodum Adoobe
Masquerade 2 Kufre Ituk
Masquerade 3 Patrick Adu

Artistic Team

Title Name
Playwright Sixtus Chetachi Igbokwe
Director Meredith G. Healy
Fight Choreographer Paul Kalina
Dramaturg Bo-Hua Lin
Stage Manager Sophie Young*
Scenic Designer CJ Johnson
Costume Designer I.M Fortunato
Lighting Designer Nicole Blodig*
Intimacy Director Owen Brightman
Associate Director Patrick Adu
Asst. Stage Manager Chloe Ancell*

*Undergraduate student. UI Theatre is dedicated to providing hands-on theatre experience for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Tickets for gallery productions are $5 for nonstudents and free for University of Iowa students with a valid ID. Tickets are available in the Theatre Building lobby one hour before showtime.
Please Note: We are only able to accept cash for gallery production tickets.

Saturday, November 18, 2023 8:00pm
Thursday, November 16, 2023 8:00pm
Friday, November 17, 2023 8:00pm
Theatre Building
Alan MacVey Theatre
200 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242
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