by Sanaz Toossi
Directed by Naghmeh Samini
April 4 – April 28
Winner of the 2023 Pulitzer Prize in Drama
Co-Produced by Seda Iranian Theatre Ensemble
Two words set in motion award-winning playwright Sanaz Toossi’s intricate and profound New York debut: “English Only.” This is the mantra that rules one classroom in Iran, where four adult students are preparing for the TOEFL — the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Chasing fluency through a maze of word games, listening exercises, and show-and-tell sessions, they hope that one day, English will make them whole. But it might be splitting them each in half.
NY Times Critics Pick! “A rich new play! Both contemplative and comic.” – The New York Times
“One of the best plays in New York right now! Those plays that appear, shimmer, and conquer an audience so wholly you feel a delicious, building two-way crackle in the room as a performance progresses. Book a ticket!” – The Daily Beast