Playwright Danai Gurira on FAMILIAR

January 27, 2015

Danai Gurira discusses her new play FAMILIAR at the Yale Rep  Jan. 30- Feb. 21, 2015.

In a snowy Midwestern suburb, Marvelous and Donald are preparing for the marriage of their eldest daughter. Clashes erupt within the family when the first-generation American bride-to-be insists on observing a traditional Zimbabwean wedding ritual. Familiar is a richly funny and deeply moving new play about the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters, sisters, wives and husbands—the customs they keep, and the secrets they keep buried.