PHOTO CALL: Pulitzer Winner Ayad Akhtar's The Who & The What Opens Off-Broadway
18 Jun 2014
Tala Ashe, Greg Keller, Nadine Malouf and Bernard White star in the LCT3 New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar's The Who & The What, which officially opened Off-Broadway June 16 after previews that began May 31 in the Claire Tow Theater.
The Who & The What had its world premiere in February at the La Jolla Playhouse, where it was developed as part of the theatre's 2013 DNA New Work Series.
Here's how the play is billed: "The Who & The What tells the story of Zarina (Malouf), a brilliant and outspoken Pakistani-American writer, who goes to great lengths to please her family, even dating a convert to Islam (Keller) to please her traditional father (White). But when her father and sister (Ashe) read the manuscript of Zarina's novel about women and Islam, a confrontation ensues which threatens to tear their family apart for good."
The LCT3 staging has sets by Jack Magaw, costumes by Emily Rebholz, lighting by Japhy Weideman and sound by Jill BC Du Boff.