New York Theatre Workshop has announced a two-week extension of the world premiere of Hammaad Chaudry's An Ordinary Muslim. It will now close on March 25. Performances began on February 7. Opening night is set for February 26.
The cast of An Ordinary Muslim includes Purva Bedi as Saima Khan, Angel Desai as Javeria Bhatti-Mirza, Sanjit De Silva as Azeem Bhatti, Andrew Hovelson as David Adkins, Harsh Nayyar as Irman Jameel, Sathya Sridharan as Hamza Jameel, Bernard White as Akeel Bhatti, and Rita Wolf as Malika Bhatti.
The plot is described as follows: "Balancing the high expectations of the previous generation, the doctrines of their Muslim community, and the demands of secular Western culture, Azeem Bhatti and his wife, Saima, struggle to straddle the gap between their Pakistani heritage and their British upbringing."
Directed by Jo Bonney, the production features scenic design by Neil Patel, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Lap Chi Chu, sound design by Elisheba Ittoop, and fight direction by Thomas Schall. Stephen Gabis serves as dialect coach.
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