Actress and playwright Danau Gurira brings her new play "Familiar" to Off - Broadway's Playwrights Horizons. It's winter in Minnesota, and a Zimbabwean family is preparing for the wedding of their eldest daughter to an American. But when the bride insists on observing traditional African custom, it opens a deep rift in the household. Rowdy and affectionate, "Familiar" pitches tradition against assimilation, drawing a loving portrait of a family: the customs they keep, and secrets they bury. Please not that Danau Guiria, the playwright will not be "acting" in her theater piece. She is an actress on the television show "The Walking Dead," and has appeared on Broadway before.
Playwrights Horizons 420 West 42nd Street www.playwrightshorizons.org