Photo Flash: WP Theater's HATEF**K Celebrates Opening Night

By: Mar. 14, 2019
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The world premiere of HATEF**K, the 2017 Kilroys List play by Rehana Lew Mirza, opened last night, Wednesday, March 13, at WP Theater (2162 Broadway) in partnership with Colt Coeur. Check out photos from the evening below!

Directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt (WP's What We're Up Against), this bracingly insightful play stars Kavi Ladnier ("Just Add Magic", "Heroes") and Sendhil Ramamurthy ("Heroes", "Covert Affairs"). The four-week limited engagement will run through Sunday, March 31.

Passions ignite when Layla, an intense literature professor, accuses Imran, a brashly iconoclastic novelist, of trading in anti-Muslim stereotypes. But as their attraction grows into something more, they discover that good sex doesn't always make good bedfellows. Conflicting cultural identities collide in this thornily clever antidote to a "meet-cute" romance.

The creative team for Hatef**k features scenic design by Anshuman Bhatia (Ordinary Days, Little Rock), costume design by Sarita Fellows (Selki, Yellow Card Red Card), lighting design by Barbara Samuels (Hurricane Diane, Dance Nation), and sound design by Joanna Lynne Staub (Mother of the Maid). Casting by Kelly Gillespie, C.S.A.

Tickets for Hatef**k are on sale now via or by calling (212) 352-3101. The Performance schedule is as follows: Tuesday-Thursday at 7PM, Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 2 & 8PM, and Sunday at 3PM.

Photo Credit: Tara Lee