Aasif Mandvi Opens This Sunday In SAKINA'S RESTAURANT, Produced By Audible
Sakina's Restaurant, the Obie Award-winning play written and performed by actor, writer, and former correspondent for "The Daily Show" Aasif Mandvi (Disgraced), opens this Sunday, October 14 at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Performances of the recently-extended five-week-only engagement began on October 5th. Sakina's Restaurant comes from Audible, the same producers as the critically acclaimed Harry Clarke, Girls and Boys, and Patti Smith: Words and Music, and the world's largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment.
Sakina's Restaurant is a vibrant, funny, and heartwarming one-man show that centers on an Indian immigrant who comes to New York to work at a restaurant and live the American dream. Mandvi returns to the stage in his critically acclaimed performance twenty years after the play's Obie-winning debut.
Originally directed and developed by Kimberly Hughes and under the tutelage of legendary acting teacher Wynn Handman, this production is directed by Kimberly Senior. The creative team includes Wilson Chin (scenic design), Jen Caprio (costume design), Mary Louise Geiger (lighting design), and Jill BC Du Boff (sound design).
"Twenty years after introducing 'Sakina's Restaurant,' Aasif Mandvi's heartwarming and poignant one-man show remains remarkably topical," commented Kate Navin, Audible Artistic Producer. "We are delighted to have this important show join our growing theater slate as we continue to focus on creating extraordinary theatrical experiences for live audiences at the Minetta Lane Theatre and for listeners all over the world."
Mandvi's performance will also be recorded as an Audible Original production, available to millions of listeners across the globe. Award-winning Audible performances of captivating stage productions starring Billy Crudup, Judith Light, John Lithgow, Carey Mulligan, and others are available for preorder and download at www.audible.com/theater.
This past weekend, Audible produced a sold-out run of Have a Nice Day, a new show written by and starring Billy Crystal and featuring Annette Bening, Kevin Kline, Dick Cavett, Auli'i Cravalho, Rachel Dratch, Darrell Hammond, Christopher Jackson, and Justin Bartha, among others. In September, Audible Theater audiences enjoyed the sold-out, critically hailed Patti Smith: Words and Music at The Minetta Lane, featuring the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and her band performing beloved songs, personal stories and delivering spoken-word performance. More information about previous and future live programming produced by Audible is available here.
Tickets for Sakina's Restaurant are available at www.audible.com/minettalane, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-982-2787, and in-person at the Minetta Lane Theatre box office (18 Minetta Lane, between MacDougal & 6th Avenue - one block south of W. 3rd Street). For current box office hours, please visit www.minettalanenyc.com.
Each day beginning at 10:00am, a limited amount of rush tickets for Sakina's Restaurant will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Rush tickets will be sold exclusively by TodayTix for $25. To gain access to rush tickets, ticket-buyers must download the TodayTix app and unlock the functionality by sharing on their Facebook or Twitter pages. Tickets will be available for pick up at the Minetta Lane Theatre box office. Mobile rush concludes when inventory has sold out or two hours before the performance.
Audible, Inc., an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is the leading provider of premium digital spoken audio content, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Audible was created to unleash the emotive music in language and the habituating power and utility of verbal expression. Audible content includes more than 450,000 audio programs from leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers. Audible is also the provider of spoken-word audio products for Apple's iTunes Store.