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Pat Bowie, Anthony Comis, and More to Star in Familiar at Old Globe

Edward Torres will direct this new production of Danai Gurira's play.

Danai Gurira's Familiar is receiving a new production at the Old Globe.
(© David Gordon)

The Old Globe has announced the cast and creative team for its new production of Danai Gurira's Familiar, directed by Edward Torres, and running January 26-March 3 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, with opening night set for Thursday, January 31.

Pat Bowie, Anthony Comis, Lucas Hall, Danny Johnson, Ramona Keller, Cherene Snow, Olivia Washington, and Zakiya Young will star in the production. The creative team will include Walt Spangler (scenic design), Alejo Vietti (costume design), Jason Lyons (lighting design), Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen (sound design), Somi (composer), Rufaro Gwarada (cultural consultant), Caparelliotis Casting (casting), and Jess Slocum (production stage manager).

The play is described as follows: "It's winter in Minnesota, and an immigrant Zimbabwean family is preparing for the wedding of their eldest daughter. But when the bride insists on observing roora, a traditional bride-price ceremony, it opens a deep rift in the household. Rowdy and affectionate, Familiar pitches tradition against assimilation among the members of one devoted family. Which will prove stronger: the customs they keep…or the secrets they've kept buried?"


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