Liz Femi is an actress, writer, and educator in Los Angeles. She has appeared in numerous noteworthy projects on stage including: No Child, Eclipsed (world premiere), and The Convert. Notable TV and film work include: The Nick Kroll Show (Comedy Central), a supporting role in Things Never Said, starring Shanola Hampton of Showtime’s Shameless and directed by Charles Murray (V, Criminal Minds), the pilot Adventures with Shondrella, starring Shondrella Avery of Napoleon Dynamite, and the short film, Faith and Dreams. Liz also co-hosts Action English on China’s national entertainment network CCTV6. Liz studied at the U of Rochester International Theatre Program and holds a M Ed. in Education and MFA in Acting from Harvard University.
Take Me To The Poorhouse is 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.
Told through Lizzie’s perspective, we meet a charming 72 year old “African Matlock”, tackle Voltron (defender of the universe), experiment with Jerry curls, discover a local cook who serves “secret delights of a cow”, and reluctantly befriend a headstrong 7 year old suitor with an over-confident lisp.
Inspired by true events, this “upside-down Cinderella story” is a children’s story for adults – witty and wise, hilarious and heartfelt. 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.
We pledge 10% of our ticket proceeds to Mama Hope.
Mama Hope is a non-profit with a mission to “stop the pity and unlock the potential” in several African communities. They offer a fresh angle to philanthropic efforts in Africa (www.mamahope.org)
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