The Who & the What

Written by Ayad Akhtar
Directed by M. Bevin O'Gara

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company
South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
3/31/17 - 5/7/17

About

“A vibrant culture-clash drama simmering with humor.”Associated Press

Brilliant novelist Zarina is writing about women and Islam when she meets Eli, a young convert who bridges the gap between her modern life and traditional heritage. When her conservative father discovers her controversial manuscript, they all must confront the beliefs that define them. A fierce and funny new play about relationships, religion, and the contradictions that make us who we are, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the blockbuster hit Disgraced.

Approximate run time: 1 hour and 40 minutes, including one 10-minute intermission.

“I am so excited to share the loving and thorny tale of Zarina’s family with Boston audiences. Disgraced at the Huntington was a very gratifying experience for me, and I am so honored this play will be part of next season.” — Ayad Akhtar