Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of FAMILIAR

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Playwrights Horizons presents the New York premiere production of FAMILIAR, a new play by Obie Award-winner Danai Gurira, directed by Rebecca Taichman. FAMILIAR opened last night, March 3, at Playwrights Horizons for a limited engagement plays through Sunday, March 27.

The cast features Ito Aghayere, Melanie Nicholls-King, Obie Award winner Roslyn Ruff, Harold Surratt, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Joe Tippett and Tony Award winner Tamara Tunie.

It's winter in Minnesota and a Zimbabwean family is preparing for the wedding of their eldest daughter (Ms. Ruff), a first-generation American. But when the bride insists on observing a traditional African custom, it opens a deep rift in the household. Rowdy and affectionate, FAMILIAR pitches tradition against assimilation, drawing a loving portrait of a family: the customs they keep, and the secrets they bury.

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Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of FAMILIAR
The cast of FAMILIAR

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of FAMILIAR
The cast of FAMILIAR

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of FAMILIAR
Keegan-Michael Key

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of FAMILIAR
Keegan-Michael Key

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of FAMILIAR
Joby Earle

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of FAMILIAR
Joby Earle

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of FAMILIAR
Joby Earle, Joe Tippett

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of FAMILIAR
Joby Earle, Joe Tippett

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of FAMILIAR
Joe Tippett

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of FAMILIAR
Joe Tippett

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of FAMILIAR
Tamara Tunie

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of FAMILIAR
Tamara Tunie

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of FAMILIAR
Ito Aghayere

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of FAMILIAR
Ito Aghayere

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of FAMILIAR
Joe Tippett, Ito Aghayere, Tamara Tunie, Harold Surratt, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Melanie Nicholls-King, Joby Earle, Roslyn Ruff

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of FAMILIAR
Joe Tippett, Ito Aghayere, Tamara Tunie, Danai Gurira, Rebecca Taichman, Harold Surratt, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Melanie Nicholls-King, Joby Earle, Roslyn Ruff

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of FAMILIAR
Tim Sanford, Danai Gurira, Rebecca Taichman

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of FAMILIAR
Danai Gurira, Rebecca Taichman

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of FAMILIAR
Danai Gurira

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of FAMILIAR
Danai Gurira

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of FAMILIAR
Danai Gurira, Choni Gurira

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of FAMILIAR
Roslyn Ruff

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of FAMILIAR
Roslyn Ruff

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of FAMILIAR
Myra Lucretia Taylor

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of FAMILIAR
Myra Lucretia Taylor

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of FAMILIAR
Melanie Nicholls-King

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of FAMILIAR
Melanie Nicholls-King

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of FAMILIAR
Harold Surratt

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of FAMILIAR
Harold Surratt



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