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Everyman Theatre productions let you make the trip from Queens to Nigeria in 2 plays

Everyman Theatre productions let you make the trip from Queens to Nigeria in 2 plays

For much of her life, the playwright Caleen Sinnette Jennings couldn’t find a community to which she belonged.

She was too elite for the rough and tumble Queens neighborhood where she grew up. She was too black and educationally disadvantaged for her private middle school. She was too American and too privileged for Nigeria, where she spent her teen years with her parents.

She was too middle-class, too outspoken, too radical, too -- the opposite of whoever she thought she was supposed to be. Jennings, who is African American, even learned to her chagrin that friends in Nigeria, where she attended high school, referred to her as “oyinbo” — the term for “white...

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