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Playwrights Horizons Announces World-Premiere Cast for The Profane

The new play by Zayd Dohrn explores religious tolerance in liberal-minded Manhattan.

Tala Ashe joins the world-premiere cast of Zayd Dohrn's The Profane.
(© Allison Stock)

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for the world premiere of The Profane, a new play by Zayd Dohrn (Outside People, Reborning). Directed by Kip Fagan, performances will run March 17-April 30 with an official April 9 opening.

The cast will feature Tala Ashe (Troilus and Cressida), Francis Benhamou (I Call My Brothers), Ramsey Faragallah (Homeland), Ali Reza Farahnakian (Homebody/Kabul), Lanna Joffrey (Richard III: Born With Teeth), Heather Raffo (Nine Parts of Desire), and Babak Tafti (Small Mouth Sounds).

The Profane is described as follows: "Safe in the liberal fortress of Manhattan, Raif Almedin (Farahnakian) is a first-generation immigrant who prides himself on his modern, enlightened views. But when his daughter (Ashe) falls for the son (Tafti) of a conservative Muslim family in White Plains, he discovers the threshold of his tolerance."

The production will feature scenic design by Takeshi Kata, costume design by Jessica Pabst, lighting design by Matt Frey, and sound design by Brandon Wolcott.

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