Disclosure: Tickets provided in exchange for review. All opinions are mine!
Did you know? Danai Gurira, who you might know as Okoye, general of the Dora Milaje and head of the Wakandan army in Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War is also a Tony™-nominated playwright. You can catch her latest play, Familiar, right now at Seattle Rep & the Bagley Wright Theater!
All photos credit Navid Baraty
Familiar follows the Chinyaramwira family, who is getting ready for the marriage of their eldest daughter in the dead of a Minnesota winter. An unexpected family member turns up to help lead the bride and groom through a traditional Zimbabwean custom for their wedding - and drops a few long-kept family secrets right before the rehearsal dinner.
Make sure to show up a few minutes early to read up on the impact of colonization and Christianity in the lobby before the play. 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.
Familiar is at Seattle Rep through May 27th. Get your tickets at SeattleRep.org!