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By Audra Baakari Boyle / Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 10:09 am
Peninsula Players Announces Free Play Reading The Who & The What at Björklunden
Susaan Jamshidi

FISH CREEK, WI (January 25, 2015) – Peninsula Players Theatre will present a reading of “The Who & The What” by Ayad Akhtar, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, at Björklunden, 7pm on Monday, February 1.

This play reading is produced with support from and in conjunction with Door County Reads and its exploration of Akhtar’s novel “American Dervish.” Join the Players reading of a fierce and funny new play about family, faith and what happens when the two disagree.  Admission is free.

“The Who & The What” concerns Zarina, a brilliant Pakistani-American writer who, unbeknownst to her family, is finishing a novel about Islam and women. While drafting the book she meets Eli, a young convert who bridges the gulf between her traditional heritage and her modern life. Zarina’s family is forced to take a hard look at their beliefs when her conservative father and sister discover the controversial manuscript.


“The Who & The What” is a passionate and searing look at a family divided by faith, bonded by love and searching for truth in contemporary America.  “The Who & The What” is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.

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