Danai Gurira's Family Comedy Familiar
In wintry Minnesota, the Chinyaramwira family is getting ready for the marriage of their eldest daughter. But when the bride wants to observe a traditional Zimbabwean custom for her wedding, deep-seated tensions arise. Adding fuel to the flames, unexpected family guests turn up revealing uninvited secrets. Written by Tony-nominated writer Danai Gurira (Eclipsed), Familiar focuses on the messy, hilarious, spirited dynamic of a modern first-generation Zimbabwean American family, revealing the layers of complexities rooted in the search for a sense of belonging. This year alone, Gurira's work as an actress has shone brightly on the small screen (The Walking Dead) and in Hollywood (Black Panther). Now Seattle Rep - Bagley Wright Theatre shines a spotlight on her skill as a playwright with this fiercely funny play.
All offers for Familiar have expired.
The last date listed for Familiar was Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 7:30pm.
“Ms. Gurira weaves issues of cultural identity and displacement, generational frictions and other meaty matters into dialogue that flows utterly naturally.”
— The New York Times