by Danai Gurira
directed by Taibi Magar
produced in association with The Guthrie Theater
April 27 – May 27, 2018
Bagley Wright Theatre
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 Danai Gurira, Familiar focuses a lens 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.
“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