Aasif Mandvi Returns to Sakina's Restaurant July 28 in NYC

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The Summer Solos Series, "a celebration of the best in solo performance and shows by acclaimed playwrights and performers," produced by Scott Morfee and Darren Lee Cole, will present the one-night-only return of the Obie Award-winning play Sakina's Restaurant, written and performed by Aasif Mandvi, July 28.
Aasif Mandvi
Aasif Mandvi

Immediately following the 8 PM performance at the Soho Playhouse in Manhattan there will be a brief reception with the artist in the Huron Club, located inside the Soho Playhouse. Sakina's Restaurant is billed as "a funny and heart-warming one-man show that centers around Azgi, an Indian emigrant who comes to New York to work in a restaurant and to realize the American dream."

The Obie Award-winning play was written and originally performed by Mandvi and received critical-acclaimed when it premiered Off-Broadway at the American Place Theater in 1998. The actor has since found national fame as a correspondent for Comedy Central's "The Daily Show."

Sakina's Restaurant offers varied perspectives of Indian-born and second generation Indian-Americans in a series of vignettes "strung together by clever and touching parables follow an immigrant's impassioned and largely humorous attempts to make sense of America."

Presented as part of Summer Solos Series at the Soho Playhouse, tickets are $35 with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the Spalding Gray Award Fund, and may be purchased by visiting the Soho Playhouse website at www.sohoplayhouse.com or by calling (212) 691-1555. For group sales, e-mail boxoffice@sohoplayhouse.com or call (212) 691-1555.

The Soho Playhouse is located at 15 Vandam Street, one block north of Spring Street, just west of Sixth Avenue.

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