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THE WHO & THE WHAT


From left to right: Alaji (Mahwish) and Monika Jolly (Zarina). Photo by Michael Brunk.

By Ayad Akhtar

Brilliant Pakistani-American writer Zarina is focused on finishing her novel about women and Islam when she meets Eli, a young convert who bridges the gulf between her modern life and her traditional heritage. But when her conservative father and sister discover her controversial manuscript, they are all forced to confront the beliefs that define them. From Ayad Akhtar, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Disgraced, THE WHO AND THE WHAT is a thrillingly fierce and funny new play about identity, religion and the contradictions that make us who we are.

Run time is approximately 90 minutes with a 15 minute intermission.

September 7 – October 1, 2017

Co-produced with Pratidhwani

Directed by Samip Raval

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