Take Me To The Poorhouse
Take Me To The Poorhouse is story about Lizzie a precocious, Nigerian, middle class third grader who dreams of becoming poor to have "soul" and win back the heart of her classmate from the evil Bidemi.
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, Take Me To The Poorhouse is about a girl eager to reject herself to feel like she belongs. This children's story for adults offers a fresh glimpse of African life.
The Lounge Theater (View)
6201 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90038