Susaan Jamshidi and Minita Gandhi sitting at a table talking
The Who & The What
Jun 12Jul 12, 2015
By Ayad Akhtar

Director

Ron OJ Parson

Playwright

Ayad Akhtar

Cast

Rom Barkhordar (Afzal) Minita Gandhi (Mahwish) Susaan Jamshidi (Zarina) Shane Kenyon (Eli)

Summary

Brilliant Pakistani-American writer Zarina is focused on finishing her novel about women and Islam when she meets Eli, a young convert who bridges the gap between her modern life and her traditional heritage. When her conservative father and sister discover the manuscript, it threatens to divide their tight-knit family. With humor and ferocity, 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar and director Ron OJ Parson examine the giant chasm between our traditions and our contemporary lives.

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