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About the EventDon’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar as he celebrates the international launch of The Who & the What at the world-renowned La Jolla Playhouse. Your evening begins with a 30-minute intimate author meet and greet and book signing, followed by an evening performance of The Who & the What. To complete the experience, perhaps you may wish to join some of the cast and the crew after the show for a fun Q&A. Event includes author meet and greet, play ticket, optional post-show public reception with some of the cast and crew, and the opportunity to meet a Pulitzer Prize winner up close and personal.
About the Author and Book
The Who & the What, based on American Dervish, Ayad Akhtar's 2012 Best Book of the Year (Kirkus Reviews, Shelf Awareness, Oprah Magazine), is the story of the outspoken and brilliant Zarina, raised in a conservative Muslim family in Atlanta, who routinely clashes with her traditional father and sister.
Zarina's one outlet - her recently completed book about women and Islam - threatens to tear her family apart for good. With humor and ferocity, The Who & the What examines the giant chasm between our traditions and our contemporary lives. Also a playwright and screenwriter, Ayad Akhtar's play Disgraced won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.