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The Who & The What
September 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 1, 2017
An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Sunday, repeating until October 1, 2017
September 7 – October 1, 2017
By Ayad Akhtar
Brilliant Pakistani-American writer Zarina is focused on finishing her novel about women and Islam when she meets Eli, a young convert who bridges the gulf between her modern life and her traditional heritage. But when her conservative father and sister discover her controversial manuscript, they are all forced to confront the beliefs that define them. From Ayad Akhtar, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Disgraced, THE WHO & THE WHAT is a thrillingly fierce and funny new play about identity, religion and the contradictions that make us who we are.
“THE WHO & THE WHAT explores intergenerational and interfaith conflicts with fluid eloquence and intelligence. Mr. Akhtar writes dialogue that, while often funny and always natural, crackles with ideas and continually reveals undercurrents of tension that ratchet up the emotional stakes.”—The New York Times
All plays perform Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm
at ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery, 4711 California Ave SW, Seattle WA 98116
with tickets purchased at artswest.org or by calling the Box Office at 206-938-0339