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Guthrie Theater, 818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415

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March 10 - April 14, 2018

An engrossing, fiercely funny comedy-drama that probes with subtlety and smarts.

The New York Times

Why See Familiar?


From the author of Eclipsed

Following the success of her Broadway play Eclipsed, Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead) premiered her new work Familiar in New York this March. Now headed to Minneapolis' Guthrie Theatre in 2018 and helmed by Taibi Magar, Familiar is centered on the rifts that open up in a Zimbabwean family over the course of a wedding weekend; this boisterous ensemble piece explores racial and cultural divides with panache. Take cover as explosive family fireworks interweave with questions of cultural identity for the bride-to-be.

What is Familiar About?

Born to Zimbawbean parents in Minnesota, Nyasha is the perfect portrait of assimilation. She's a successful lawyer and is set to be married to her human right activist fiancee Chris. Problems arise when the happy couple journey back to her family home, and Cherise insists the upcoming ceremony incorporates a traditional Zimbabwean custom. While she sees it as a way of honoring her African heritage, some of her relations view it as a unnecessary and very-un-American reminder of a past life. As cultural and family battle lines are drawn, the wedding teeters on the edge of collapse.

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Opening night: 10 March 2018


Recommended for ages 13+

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Image taken from the 2016 New York production

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By Danai Gurira
Directed by Taibi Magar

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