Photo Flash: Steppenwolf Celebrates Opening Night of Danai Gurira's FAMILIAR

Now playing in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre is the widely acclaimed comedy, Familiar written by Danai Gurira, star of "The Walking Dead", Marvel Studios' Black Panther and playwright of Eclipsed and The Convert. This Chicago premiere production is directed by Danya Taymor, who helmed Steppenwolf's powerful 2017 production of Pass Over.

Set in Minnesota, a Zimbabwean-American family prepares for the wedding of their eldest daughter in this engaging comedy featuring one of the newest Steppenwolf ensemble members Celeste M. Cooper (Nyasha) alongside veteran ensemble member Ora Jones (Marvelous Chinyaramwira) as mother and daughter. Joining them are Chicago favorites and Steppenwolf regulars Cheryl Lynn Bruce (Anne), Erik Hellman (Chris), Lanise Antoine Shelley, (Tendikayi), Luigi Sottile (Brad), Jacqueline Williams (Margaret Munyewa) and Cedric Young (Donald Chinyaramwira).

Familiar runs through January 13, 2019 in the Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted St. Single tickets ($20-$109) are now on sale through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org.

Photo Credit: Juli Del Prete

Photo Flash: Steppenwolf Celebrates Opening Night of Danai Gurira's FAMILIAR
Cast and team of Steppenwolf’s production of Familiar

Photo Flash: Steppenwolf Celebrates Opening Night of Danai Gurira's FAMILIAR
Cast and team of Steppenwolf’s production of Familiar

Photo Flash: Steppenwolf Celebrates Opening Night of Danai Gurira's FAMILIAR
Cheryl Lynn Bruce, Lanise Antoine Shelley,ensemble member Ora Jones, Jacqueline Williams and ensemble member Celeste M. Cooper

Photo Flash: Steppenwolf Celebrates Opening Night of Danai Gurira's FAMILIAR
Lanise Antoine Shelleyand ensemble member Celeste M. Cooper

Photo Flash: Steppenwolf Celebrates Opening Night of Danai Gurira's FAMILIAR
Cheryl Lynn Bruce, ensemble member Ora Jones and Jacqueline Williams

Photo Flash: Steppenwolf Celebrates Opening Night of Danai Gurira's FAMILIAR
Cast and team of Steppenwolf’s production of Familiar

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