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Melanie Nicholls-King, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Tamara Tunie, and Roslyn Ruff. Photo by Joan Marcus.

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Ito Aghayere and Melanie Nicholls-King. Photo by Joan Marcus.

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Harold Surratt, Tamara Tunie, and Roslyn Ruff. Photo by Joan Marcus.

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Joby Earle, Joe Tippett, and Myra Lucretia Taylor. Photo by Joan Marcus.

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Melanie Nicholls-King and Roslyn Ruff. Photo by Joan Marcus.

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Familiar


Mainstage Theater

ENLARGE

The show runs two hours and fifteen minutes, including an intermission.

SubPlus and Artistic Director's Circle/Patrons/Gen PH may book beginning December 14.
Subscribers and Friends may book beginning December 21.
FlexPass holders/Members may book beginning January 4.
Tickets go on sale to the public January 12.

Performance dates and times subject to change.

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Trailer

Familiar

Danai Gurira (author of Eclipsed on Broadway, Michonne on "The Walking Dead") and director Rebecca Taichman tell us about #FamiliarPH, the story of a Zimbabwean-American family in Minnesota.

Playwrights' Perspectives

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.

Essay

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.

Essay

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.

Essay

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.