Iowa New Play Festival 2023 Homecoming (A Play) by Cheta Igbokwe

Homecoming (A Play)

May 05, 2023
Cheta Igbokwe
Directed by: 
Steven Willis
Catalano Acting Studio (Room 172)
Friday, May 5, 2023 - 1:30pm


Homecoming chronicles the life of Nwakibe, a retired head teacher and catechist, who embarks on a mission to find his missing son. It also follows Johnson, a writer, in search of a story for his new book. It is a story of quest, love, discovery, and how what one finds in life is capable of slipping through one's hands.

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Cast of Homecoming (A Play)
Role Name
Nwakibe Monté J. Howell
Adannaya Virginia Muturi
Ahumaraeze Isaac Addai
Johnson Kylen Philips
Stage Direction/Chorus Dajzané Meadows-Sanderlin

Creative Team

Creative team of Homecoming (A Play)
Title Name
Playwright Cheta Igbokwe
Director Steven Willis

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

Ticket Information

Iowa New Play Festival readings are free and open to the public. However, you must obtain a ticket and seating is limited.

Tickets are available during Festival Box Office hours on Monday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 2 from noon to 1:30 p.m. and at the door 30 minutes prior to the reading, on an as-available basis, unless the reading is sold out.


Link to Iowa New Play Festival homepage

Link to Iowa New Play Festival 2023 full schedule

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