Purva Bedi (Idiot) and Sanjit De Silva (Troilus and Cressida) are set to lead the cast of the world premiere of Hammaad Chaudry’s An Ordinary Muslim, a new play about a young couple struggling to bridge the gap between their Pakistani heritage and British upbringings. In his newest work, Chaudry explores what it means to be an ordinary Muslim today.
The New York Theatre Workshop production will mark the playwright’s professional debut. Performances will begin February 7, 2018, ahead of a February 26 opening.
Obie Award winner Jo Bonney (The Body of An American) directs a cast that also includes Angel Desai (Peer Gynt and The Norwegian Hapa Band) as Javeria Bhatti-Mirza, Andrew Hovelson (The Father) as David Adkins, Harsh Nayyar (Chief Zabu) as Irman Jameel, Sathya Sridharan (The Winter’s Tale) as Hamza Jameel, Bernard White (Silicon Valley) as Akeel Bhatti, and Rita Wolf (The Rug Dealer) as Malika Bhatti.
An Ordinary Muslim will feature scenic design by Neil Patel (Time and the Conways), costume design by Susan Hilferty (Buried Child), lighting design by Lap Chi Chu (The Wolves), sound design by Elisheba Ittoop (Stuffed), and fight direction by Thomas Schall (Six Degrees of Separation). Stephen Gabis (Indecent) will serve as dialect coach, with stage management by Lori Ann Zepp (Daphne’s Dive).
Tickets are available online at NYTW.org or by phone from the NYTW Box Office at (212) 460-5475.