The Who & The What - A Provocative And Moving Drama
See The Who & the What at the Huntington Theatre Company. A fierce and funny new Pakistani-American play about relationships, religion, and the contradictions that make us who we are, from Ayad Akhtar, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the blockbuster hit Disgraced. Tickets are $10 off with promo code WHO10.
“Seriously funny! Moving and very human. Don't miss it!”
— Boxing Over Broadway
“Sharply written...with both wit and tenderness.”
“A play to cherish! This quartet of actors is a marvel.”
— South Shore Critic
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
“After last season’s provocative hit Disgraced I am looking forward to having another story by Ayad Akhtar brought to life on our stage. The Who & the What provides a unique, vitally important look into the Muslim American experience through the lens of faith and family.”
— Peter DuBois
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