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Its winter in Minnesota, and an immigrant Zimbabwean family is preparing for the wedding of their eldest daughter. But when the bride insists on observing roora, a traditional bride-price ceremony, it opens a deep rift in the household. Rowdy and affectionate, Familiar pitches tradition against assimilation among the members of one devoted family. Which will prove stronger: the customs they keep or the secrets theyve kept buried?
Familiarthe fourth Woolly production by Tony-nominated playwright Danai Gurira, after successful runs of Eclipsed (2016 Tony nominee for Best Play), The Convert, and In the Continuumis Woollys entry into the Womens Voices Theater Festival. Directed by Theater J artistic director Adam Immerwahr, one of Gurira's long-time collaborators.
Featuring company member Shannon Dorsey and designs by company member Colin K. Bills
Familiar is made possible by a generous gift from Joan & David Maxwell
Part of the 2018 Women's Voices Theater Festival. Purchase a 2018 WVTF Festival Pass on TodayTix today!