Photo Flash: Tamara Tunie, Roslyn Ruff and More Lead FAMILIAR, Opening Tonight 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 this 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 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.

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus



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