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

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Bernard White and Nadine Malouf in a scene from the Lincoln Center Theater production of <em>The Who & the What</em>

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.