'The Who & The What' Opens at La Jolla Playhouse

La Jolla Playhouse will have all the answers Tuesday when it hosts the world premiere of The Who & The What.

Written by Ayad Akhtar and directed by Kimberly Senior, the play is about a woman from a conservative Atlanta family who writes a book on women and Islam. Playwright Akhtar recently won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

La Jolla Playhouse provided the following synopsis:
Raised in a conservative Muslim family in Atlanta, the outspoken and brilliant Zarina routinely clashes with her traditional father and sister. Zarina’s one outlet – her recently completed book about women and Islam – threatens to tear her family apart for good. With humor and ferocity, Ayad Akhtar’s The Who & The What examines the giant chasm between our traditions and our contemporary lives.

The La Jolla Playhouse's Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre is located at 2910 La Jolla Village Dr. on UC San Diego's campus in La Jolla.

The play runs through March 9. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 858-550-1010.


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