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 and groom want to observe a TRADITIONAL ZIMBABWEAN CUSTOM for their 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

  • Run time is approximately two hours 5 minutes with one intermission.
  • Please note that there will be profanity, sexual content, and brief nudity during this production.

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