A New Play on Family, Politics, and Writing a Novel as a Pakistani-American Woman

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Bernard White and Nadine Malouf in a scene from the Lincoln Center Theater production of The Who & the What (Erin Baiano)

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar talks about his new play, "The Who & the What." He's joined by Nadine Malouf and Bernard White, who star in the play, which tells the story of Zarina, a brilliant and outspoken Pakistani-American writer, who goes to great lengths to please her family. But when her father and sister read the manuscript of a novel Zarina is writing about women and Islam, a confrontation threatens to tear their family apart. "The Who and the What" is playing at Lincoln Center Theater through July 27.


Ayad Akhtar, Nadine Malouf and Bernard White

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Comments [2]

Lloyd from Manhattan

I saw "The Who & the What" last week and was quite moved. The play opened a window on another culture for me.

Jul. 15 2014 01:08 PM
Ed from Larchmont

Raised Catholic sometimes means still Catholic, or just Catholic.

Jul. 15 2014 12:57 PM

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