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February 7, 2018 to March 11, 2018


New York Theatre Workshop
79 E 4th St
New York  New York  10003
United States
New York Theatre Workshop

An Ordinary Muslim

Pictured: Playwright Hammaad Chaudry and director Jo Bonney.

Balancing the high expectations of the previous generation, the doctrines of their Muslim community, and the demands of secular Western culture, Azeem Bhatti and his wife Saima struggle to straddle the gap between their Pakistani heritage and their British upbringing. Making his professional debut, playwright Hammaad Chaudry explores what it means to be An Ordinary Muslim. Obie Award winner Jo Bonney directs. With deep compassion, Hammaad brings to life a recognizable and unforgettable family, and with sharp intellect asks potent questions about the challenges of integration and assimilation for immigrants in today’s global world. As witnesses, we will all be forced to confront pressing questions about the nature of belonging and our own internal prejudices about that which is “other.” Hammaad Chaudry is a 2017-18 Tow Foundation Playwright in Residence. An Ordinary Muslim is the recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award and a Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Theater Development Grant. Scenic design by Neil Patel Costume design by Susan Hilferty Lighting design by Lap Chi Chu Sound design by Elisheba IttoopFight direction by Thomas Schall Dialect coach Dawn-Elin Fraser Stage Management by Lori Ann Zepp