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Presented by Soulpepper
Table for Two

Written By & Starring Akosua Amo-Adem
Directed by Djanet Sears

A Soulpepper & Obsidian Theatre Co-Production

Feb 7 - Mar 2, 2025

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Table for Two

“Ghanaian parents don’t talk about sex and when they do, it’s not very helpful.” 

In the uproarious yet poignant Table for Two, Akosua Amo-Adem takes centre stage as Abena Ohemaa Frimbog, affectionately known as Abby. Directed by the acclaimed Djanet Sears, this captivating and hilarious production delves into the trials and tribulations of modern-day dating.

When we meet Abby, a Ghanaian woman with an impressive resume, she’s waiting at a restaurant for yet another online suitor - the mysterious JD45. Her last date with Marcus007 couldn’t have gone worse, but maybe this time will be different! Maybe JD45 will put an end to the societal pressures, including her best friend's recent engagement and her mother's constant questions: Why are you still single? Where are my grandbabies? Why don’t we find you a nice man from Ghana? 

Table for Two is a candid exploration of the digital dating landscape, where swipes, likes, and matches collide with cultural traditions and personal aspirations. With razor-sharp wit and unflinching honesty, the play invites audiences to join Abby on her journey as she confronts the complexities of romance, identity, and the pursuit of happiness in the 21st century. Don't miss this world premiere production that promises to leave hearts fuller, and spirits lifted.

Photo of Akosua Amo-Adem by Dahlia Katz

“What makes her piece work so well is the clarity of her writing and the intensity of her performance...Amo-Adem is astonishing.” 

- Top 10 Stage Artists, NOW Magazine (ON THE HOME PROJECT)


Also Playing At Young Centre