Carolina Performing Arts: A Staged Reading of The Who and the What

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( Thu., Feb. 16, 2017 )

Historic Playmakers Theater, 122 East Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC 27514


The Who and the What, written by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Vivienne Benesch:  Zarina, a talented Pakistani-American writer, has put her personal life on hold to finish her novel about women and Islam. That is, until her conservative father signs her up for an Islam-based dating website and introduces her to Eli, a young convert to the faith. But when Zarina’s family discovers the controversial theme of her novel, their long-simmering conflicts over progressive and traditional beliefs explode.




  • Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 7:30 PM