It’s winter in Minnesota, and an immigrant Zimbabwean family is preparing for the wedding of their eldest daughter. But when the bride insists on observing roora, a traditional bride-price ceremony, it opens a deep rift in the household. Rowdy and affectionate, Familiar pitches tradition against assimilation among the members of one devoted family. Which will prove stronger: the customs they keep… or the secrets they’ve kept buried?
Familiar—the third Woolly production of Gurira’s work, after successful runs of Eclipsed (2016 Tony nominee for Best Play) and The Convert is Woolly’s entry into the Women’s Voices Theatre Festival. Directed by Theater J artistic director Adam Immerwahr, one of Gurira's long-time collaborators.