MCC Theater Announces In-Person 21/22 Season With Works by Jocelyn Bioh, New Musical by Van Huhes & Nick Blaemire

Jocelyn Bioh, Nick Blaemire, Donja R. Love
Kobi Kassal
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June 3, 2021 10:25 AM

MCC Theater has announced their 2021-2022 season with a return to in-person theatre beginning this October with Jocelyn Bioh’s Nollywood Dreams directed by Saheem Ali. Other productions include Space Dogs, a new musical by Van Hughes and Nick Blaemire. In April of 2022, Here She Is, Boys, by Ana Nogueira will premiere under the direction of Mike Donahue. Rounding out their season in May will be soft by Donja R. Love, directed by Whiteny White. MCC will also present Uncensored, an MCC Youth Company Production next Spring.  

Specific dates and casting will be announced at a later date.  

Full Season Details: 


Written by Burnt Umber Playwright-in-Residence Jocelyn Bioh

Directed by Saheem Ali

Newman Mills Theater

October – November 2021

 It’s the 1990s and in Lagos, Nigeria, the NOLLYWOOD film industry is exploding and taking the world by storm. Ayamma dreams of stardom while working at her parents’ travel agency alongside her lovable and celebrity-obsessed sister Dede. When Ayamma lands an audition for a new film by Gbenga Ezie, Nigeria’s hottest director, she comes head-to-head with Gbenga’s former leading lady, Fayola. Tensions flare just as sparks start flying between Ayamma, the aspiring ingénue, and Wale, Nollywood’s biggest heartthrob, in this hilarious new play about dreaming big.



A new musical written and performed by Van Hughes and Nick Blaemire

Susan & Ronald Frankel Theater

January – February 2022

 Space Dogs tells the heartbreaking, mind-blowing true story of Laika and the Chief Designer -- a stray dog and the top-secret Russian scientist who sent her to space during the Cold War. Written and performed by actor-musicians Van Hughes and Nick Blaemire, it is a sweeping, kaleidoscopic tale of invention, betrayal, international political intrigue, and the immortal friendship that exists between man and dog, as they journey together to the stars.


By Ana Nogueira

Directed by Mike Donahue

Newman Mills Theater

April – May 2022

The year is 2015 and Jeff and Judy are right where they're supposed to be: waiting outside the stage door of If/Then to get an autograph from the star. But the conversation they have while they wait will change the course of their decades-long friendship forever. Warning: Beware of Tourists. 



By Donja R. Love

Directed by Whitney White

Susan & Ronald Frankel Theater

May – June 2022

Flowers are magically in bloom—in Mr. Isaiah’s classroom, in the halls of the correctional boarding school where he teaches, and in the depths of his students’ imaginations. After one boy dies by suicide, Mr. Isaiah struggles to figure out how to save the Black and Brown boys he teaches from a world that tries to crush their softness.  

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Kobi Kassal

Hailing from sunny South Florida, Kobi Kassal founded Theatrely (formerly Theatre Talk Boston) while attending Boston University. He is an avid theatre attender and can be found seeing a performance most nights of the week (in normal times!) He is interested in the cross section of theatre, popular culture, hospitality, and politics. He also loves a good bagel!