Danai Gurira's Familiar Extends Playwrights Horizons Run
Playwrights Horizons' New York premiere of Familiar, written by Danai Gurira (Eclipsed), has announced an extension. The production, which is directed by Rebecca Taichman, will now run through April 10.
Set during a Minnesota winter, the play follows a Zimbabwean family preparing for the wedding of their eldest daughter (Ruff), a first-generation American. But when the bride insists on observing a traditional African custom, it opens a deep rift in the household.
The cast features Ito Aghayere (The Liquid Plain), Joby Earle (War Horse), Melanie Nicholls-King (The Wire), Roslyn Ruff (All the Way), Harold Surratt (Impressionism), Myra Lucretia Taylor (Girls), Joe Tippett (Waitress), and Tony Award winner Tamara Tunie (Julius Caesar).
The production boasts scenic design by Clint Ramos, costume design by Tony Award winner Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau, and sound design by Tony Award winner Darron L. West.
Familiar had its world premiere at Yale Repertory Theatre in February 2014, also under the direction of Rebecca Taichman.