The Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 production of Ayad Akhtar's The Who & the What, directed by Kimberly Senior, has been extended through July 27 at The Claire Tow Theater. The production, which began performances on May 31, was originally scheduled to close on June 16.
The Who & the What tells the story of a brilliant and outspoken Pakistani-American writer Zarina (Malouf), who attempts to please her family, particularly her traditional father (White), by dating a convert to Islam (Keller). However, an emotional confrontation breaks out when her father and sister (Ashe) read Zarina's manuscript on the topic of women and Islam. The drama features Tala Ashe, Greg Keller, Nadine Malouf, and Bernard White.
Akhtar won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Disgraced, which was also directed by Kimberly Senior and produced by LCT3 last season. The Who & the What features sets by Jack Magaw, costumes by Emily Rebholz, lighting by Japhy Weidman, and sound by Jill B.C. Du Boff.
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