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First Photos from Danai Gurira's Familiar at Playwrights Horizons

Check out Gurira's latest production, directed by Rebecca Taichman.

Tamara Tunie stars in Familiar at Playwrights Horizons.
(© Joan Marcus)

Playwrights Horizons has released photos of the New York premiere of Familiar, written by Danai Gurira (Eclipsed) and directed by Rebecca Taichman.

The cast includes 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).

Melanie Nicholls-King, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Tamara Tunie, and Roslyn Ruff appear in the new play from Danai Gurira.
(© Joan Marcus)

Set during a Minnesota winter, a Zimbabwean family is 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 production has 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.

Harold Surratt, Tamara Tunie, and Roslyn Ruff share a scene in Danai Gurira's Familiar.
(© Joan Marcus)

Familiar had its world premiere at Yale Repertory Theatre in February 2014, also under the direction of Rebecca Taichman.

Preview performances began Friday, February 12 and will run through March 27.

Myra Lucretia Taylor, Harold Surratt, Roslyn Ruff, and Tamara Tunie in a scene from Familiar at Playwrights Horizons.
(© Joan Marcus)

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