The Who & The What

Streaming On Demand
November 15 — 28

“A fiery and probing new play, crackling with ideas.”The New York Times

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, Ayad Akhtar, comes a thrillingly fierce yet tender new play about identity, religion and the contradictions that make us who we are. Brilliant Pakistani-American writer Zarina is focused on finishing her novel about women and Islam when she meets Eli, a young convert who bridges the gulf between her modern life and her traditional heritage. But when her conservative father and sister discover her controversial manuscript, they are all forced to confront the beliefs that define them.


Rajesh Bose


Jessica Jain


Sanam Laila Hashemi


Stephen Elrod


Ayad Akhtar


Aneesha Kudtarkar


Brian Prather

Set Design

Michael Schweikardt

Stage designer (adaptation)

Mika Eubanks

Costume Design

Amith Chandrashaker

Lighting Design

S. R.

Sound Design

Miceli Productions

Video Production

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