Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Danai Gurira, Tamara Tunie and More for FAMILIAR at Playwrights Horizons

Playwrights Horizons presents the New York premiere of FAMILIAR, a new play by Obie Award winner Danai Gurira, directed by Rebecca Taichman. Previews begin Friday, February 12 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). Opening Night is set for Thursday, March 3 with a limited engagement through March 27. The company just kicked off rehearsals, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the first day 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.

The production will feature scenic design by Clint Ramos, costume design by Tony Award winner Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau and sound design by Tony Award winner Darron L West.

For tickets and more information, visit www.PHnyc.org.

Photo Credit: Rochelle Torres

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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Danai Gurira, Tamara Tunie and More for FAMILIAR at Playwrights Horizons
Playwright Danai Gurira

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Danai Gurira, Tamara Tunie and More for FAMILIAR at Playwrights Horizons
Director Rebecca Taichman and Danai Gurira

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Danai Gurira, Tamara Tunie and More for FAMILIAR at Playwrights Horizons
Rebecca Taichman, Danai Gurira and Playwrights Horizons artistic director Tim Sanford

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Danai Gurira, Tamara Tunie and More for FAMILIAR at Playwrights Horizons
Cast members (left to right): Joby Earle, Myra Lucretia Carter, Roslyn Ruff, Tamara Tunie, (with Ms. Taichman and Ms. Gurira), Ito Aghayere, Melanie Nicholls-King, Harold Surratt and Joe Tippett

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Danai Gurira, Tamara Tunie and More for FAMILIAR at Playwrights Horizons
Roslyn Ruff, Tamara Tunie, Ito Aghayere and Harold Surratt

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Danai Gurira, Tamara Tunie and More for FAMILIAR at Playwrights Horizons
Tamara Tunie and Harold Surratt

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Danai Gurira, Tamara Tunie and More for FAMILIAR at Playwrights Horizons
Tamara Tunie, Myra Lucretia Taylor and Melanie Nicholls-King

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Danai Gurira, Tamara Tunie and More for FAMILIAR at Playwrights Horizons
Ito Aghayere and Roslyn Ruff

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Danai Gurira, Tamara Tunie and More for FAMILIAR at Playwrights Horizons
Joby Earle and Roslyn Ruff

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Danai Gurira, Tamara Tunie and More for FAMILIAR at Playwrights Horizons
Joe Tippett and Joby Earle

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Danai Gurira, Tamara Tunie and More for FAMILIAR at Playwrights Horizons
Joe Tippett, Joby Earle and Harold Surratt

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Danai Gurira, Tamara Tunie and More for FAMILIAR at Playwrights Horizons
Roslyn Ruff, Danai Gurira and Tamara Tunie

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