February 12–March 27
LETTER FROM TIM: Familiar
Danai Gurira first burst upon the scene in 2006 as co-creator and performer (with Nikkole Salter) of In the Continuum, a timely, intimate, and powerful AIDS play about two women on two continents, linked through illness, that went on to productions throughout the country and the world.
PLAYWRIGHT'S PERSPECTIVE: Danai Gurira
I imagine myself a kind of cultural schizophrenic — caught between two cultures that could not be more disparate and yet feeling they combine to define who I am.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT/DIRECTOR
Visit our show page to read more about Familiar including bios of the creative team!
THE AMERICAN VOICE: THIS ZIMERICAN LIFE
Danai Gurira has described herself as a “Zimerican.” Among the first wave of emigrants were her parents, academics who emigrated from Rhodesia to the United States in the 1960s to work at Grinnell College in Iowa; her father was a chemistry professor, and her mother a librarian.
SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW
At PH, we celebrate the new while honoring our theatrical legacy. Our donor programs are no
different; in addition to the benefits that donors have always loved — the best seats in the house, cocktail parties with artists, and invitations to readings — this year our Patrons, Friends, and Gen PH members are receiving brand new benefits, such as private post-play discussions and an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience.
TRY SOMETHING NEW.
During the run of Familiar, post-performance discussions with the creative team have been scheduled for the following dates:
These discussions are an important aspect of our play development process. We hope you can take part!
BACKSTORY: The Bride Price
The concept of “bride price” or “bridewealth” refers to money, property, or other forms of wealth paid by a groom or his family to the parents of the woman he is to wed. The practice has roots in many ancient cultures, and continues to play a significant role in marriage rituals and customs throughout the world today.
Tickets (reg. $75) are $45.
30&Under Member tickets are $25; Student Member tickets are $15.
SUBSCRIBERS: You may order one guest ticket for $50 each per package.
FLEXPASS HOLDERS: FlexPass holders may use tickets in your account to bring guests. Add tickets to your account by calling Ticket Central (Noon-8pm daily) at (212) 279-4200. Restrictions apply.
MEMBERS: Order one guest ticket per package per production for $50 when you reserve your own.
YOUNG MEMBERS: One guest ticket may be purchased per production for $35.
We recommend for those aged 13+.
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