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Aasif Mandvi Celebrates Opening Night of Sakina's Restaurant

Kimberly Senior directs Mandvi's Obie Award-winning solo show.

Kimberly Senior, Aasif Mandvi, and Kate Navin celebrate opening night of Sakina's Restaurant at Minetta Lane Theatre.
(© Marion Curtis)

Aasif Mandvi celebrated opening night of his solo show, Sakina's Restaurant, at the Minetta Lane Theatre on Sunday, October 14.

The Band's Visit's Ari'el Stachel walks the red carpet on opening night of Sakina's Restaurant.
(© Marion Curtis)

Written by and starring actor, writer, and former Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi, Sakina's Restaurant is directed by Kimberly Senior. The show follows an Indian immigrant who comes to New York to work at a restaurant and live the American dream. Mandvi brings his acclaimed performance back to the New York stage 20 years after its Obie Award-winning debut. It will also be recorded as an Audible Original production.

Salman Rushdie and Sarita Choudhury celebrate opening night of Sakina's Restaurant.
(© Marion Curtis)

The creative team includes Wilson Chin (scenic design), Jen Caprio (costume design), Mary Louise Geiger (lighting design), and Jill B.C. Du Boff (sound design).

Performances continue through through Sunday, November 11.