Brother-Brother poster

Location: Alan MacVey Theatre, Theatre Building

Thursday, November 16, 2023- 8:00pm
Friday, November 17, 2023- 8:00pm 
Saturday, November 18, 2023- 8:00pm


Since the head of a great man does not end in the soil of a foreign land, the critically ill Professor of Dramatic Studies in Iowa, United States, Professor Ojemba Enwilo returns to Nigeria to plan his own funeral and set up quick memorable legacies in the arts. He reunites with his long-separated brother, Ndaa Okenta, and together they plan to outwitt and batter the monster called Death. Set in one day, Brother-Brother explores man’s age-long efforts to navigate the heart-wrenching problem of death. 

This play includes violence, strong language, discussions of suicide and death.  


Tickets for gallery productions are available in the Theatre Building lobby one hour before show time. Tickets are free for University of Iowa students (with a valid ID) and $5 for general admission.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Department of Theatre Arts in advance at 319-335-2700.