Alex Ubokudom & Simone Leanora Photo: Helen L. Collen
Alex Ubokudom & Simone Leanora
Photo: Helen L. Collen

Executive Director Marjorie Moon and Artistic Director Jackie Alexander present the world premier of “The Seeds of Abraham,” opening today and running through June 29, 2014 at the Billie Holiday Theatre in Restoration Plaza, located at 1368 Fulton Street.

Written by Angelica Chéri and directed by Reginald L. Douglas, The Seeds of Abraham tell the story of the backyard of 798 Ruby Place, a fortress and a battlefield for the Seed family.

Will newfound romance get the best of the beloved matriarch, or will a prophecy left by her late husband be enough to save her little birds from harm? Only the apple tree knows.


Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Angelica Chéri is an NYC-based playwright and performer, and the Associate Artistic Director of Marketing & Communications of The Fire This Time Festival. Her play Slow Gin Fits was featured in Season Five of the Festival.

She is currently a Dean’s Fellow of the NYU Tisch Musical Theater Writing Program, and holds a BA in Theater from UCLA and an MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University. Her Columbia thesis play Ruby Place Nest on the Ground was recently workshopped at the Pershing Square Signature Center and at the D.C. Black Theater Festival.

It is playing now at the Billie Holiday Theater in Brooklyn, under the new title of The Seeds of Abraham, directed by Reginald L. Douglas. She was mentored on the piece by Lynn Nottage.

Ty King, Donnell E. Smith, Bianca Jones, Alex Ubokudom, & Simone Leanora
Photo: Helen L. Collen

The Seeds of Abraham also stars actors Keldrick Crowder, Bianca Jones, Ty King, Simone Leanora, Donnell E. Smith and Alex Ubokudom. The play is a riveting drama for the entire family.

For showtimes and tickets, go here.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.