Photo Flash: First Look at Tamara Tunie, Roslyn Ruff and More in FAMILIAR at Playwrights Horizons

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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 will have its Opening Night on Thursday evening, March 3 at 7PM at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). The limited engagement plays through Sunday, March 27. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

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 Flash: First Look at Tamara Tunie, Roslyn Ruff and More in FAMILIAR at Playwrights Horizons
Ito Aghayere and Melanie Nicholls-King

Photo Flash: First Look at Tamara Tunie, Roslyn Ruff and More in FAMILIAR at Playwrights Horizons
Roslyn Ruff and Ito Aghayere

Photo Flash: First Look at Tamara Tunie, Roslyn Ruff and More in FAMILIAR at Playwrights Horizons
Harold Surratt, Tamara Tunie and Roslyn Ruff

Photo Flash: First Look at Tamara Tunie, Roslyn Ruff and More in FAMILIAR at Playwrights Horizons
Harold Surratt, Ito Aghayere, Roslyn Ruff and Tamara Tunie

Photo Flash: First Look at Tamara Tunie, Roslyn Ruff and More in FAMILIAR at Playwrights Horizons
Myra Lucretia Taylor and Tamara Tunie

Photo Flash: First Look at Tamara Tunie, Roslyn Ruff and More in FAMILIAR at Playwrights Horizons
Myra Lucretia Taylor, Harold Surratt, Roslyn Ruff and Tamara Tunie

Photo Flash: First Look at Tamara Tunie, Roslyn Ruff and More in FAMILIAR at Playwrights Horizons
Joby Earle, Roslyn Ruff, Myra Lucretia Taylor and Melanie Nicholls-King

Photo Flash: First Look at Tamara Tunie, Roslyn Ruff and More in FAMILIAR at Playwrights Horizons
Joby Earle, Joe Tippett and Myra Lucretia Taylor

Photo Flash: First Look at Tamara Tunie, Roslyn Ruff and More in FAMILIAR at Playwrights Horizons
Joe Tippett, Ito Aghayere, Joby Earle and Tamara Tunie

Photo Flash: First Look at Tamara Tunie, Roslyn Ruff and More in FAMILIAR at Playwrights Horizons
Melanie Nicholls-King, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Tamara Tunie and Roslyn Ruff

Photo Flash: First Look at Tamara Tunie, Roslyn Ruff and More in FAMILIAR at Playwrights Horizons
Joe Tippett and Ito Aghayere (background); Myra Lucretia Taylor, Roslyn Ruff and Tamara Tunie (foreground)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tamara Tunie, Roslyn Ruff and More in FAMILIAR at Playwrights Horizons
Harold Surratt, Joe Tippett, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Ito Aghayere, Tamara Tunie and Roslyn Ruff

Photo Flash: First Look at Tamara Tunie, Roslyn Ruff and More in FAMILIAR at Playwrights Horizons
Myra Lucretia Taylor and Tamara Tunie

Photo Flash: First Look at Tamara Tunie, Roslyn Ruff and More in FAMILIAR at Playwrights Horizons
The full cast of FAMILIAR on designer Clint Ramos' set.

Photo Flash: First Look at Tamara Tunie, Roslyn Ruff and More in FAMILIAR at Playwrights Horizons
Harold Surratt, Ito Aghayere, Joe Tippett and Tamara Tunie

Photo Flash: First Look at Tamara Tunie, Roslyn Ruff and More in FAMILIAR at Playwrights Horizons
Roslyn Ruff, Tamara Tunie, Harold Surratt and Ito Aghayere

Photo Flash: First Look at Tamara Tunie, Roslyn Ruff and More in FAMILIAR at Playwrights Horizons
Tamara Tunie

Photo Flash: First Look at Tamara Tunie, Roslyn Ruff and More in FAMILIAR at Playwrights Horizons
Myra Lucretia Taylor and Roslyn Ruff

Photo Flash: First Look at Tamara Tunie, Roslyn Ruff and More in FAMILIAR at Playwrights Horizons
Roslyn Ruff and Joby Earle

Photo Flash: First Look at Tamara Tunie, Roslyn Ruff and More in FAMILIAR at Playwrights Horizons
Joby Earle and Tamara Tunie

Photo Flash: First Look at Tamara Tunie, Roslyn Ruff and More in FAMILIAR at Playwrights Horizons
Melanie Nicholls-King, Joby Earle and Roslyn Ruff

Photo Flash: First Look at Tamara Tunie, Roslyn Ruff and More in FAMILIAR at Playwrights Horizons
Harold Surratt and Joby Earle

Photo Flash: First Look at Tamara Tunie, Roslyn Ruff and More in FAMILIAR at Playwrights Horizons
Myra Lucretia Taylor and Melanie Nicholls-King

Photo Flash: First Look at Tamara Tunie, Roslyn Ruff and More in FAMILIAR at Playwrights Horizons
Ito Aghayere and Myra Lucretia Taylor



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