Playwright Sanaz Toossi enters the horizons of playwrights I wish you were here
The playwright Sanaz Toossi enters the horizons of playwrights wish you were Here
Toossi will play the role of Rana on May 21 and 22.
Acclaimed playwright Sanaz Toossi will take on the role of Rana in her play wish you were Here May 21 and 22.
The world premiere, which is currently in its second expansion at Off-Broadway’s Playwrights Horizons, is scheduled to play until June 5. The series began previews on April 13 and officially opened on May 3.
Featuring all-Iranian and Iranian-American women in its cast, wish you were Here stars Nikki Massoud (othello) like Zari, Marjan Neshat (Sell Kabul) like Nazanin, Artemis Pebdani (Scandal) as Shideh/New Friend, and Roxanna Hope Radja (torch song) like Salme. The role of Rana is usually played by Nazanin Nour (lady secretary). Gaye Taylor Upchurch is directing production.
The play, which takes place over 13 years from 1978, follows a group of best friends as they experience the Iranian Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War. They each try to find a sense of normalcy until they can no longer avoid making decisions by thinking about what it means to stay in Iran – or leave it. wish you were Here has already been presented as an audio piece.
The creative team includes 2022 Tony-nominated set designer Arnulfo Maldonado, costume design by Sarah Laux, lighting design by Reza Behjat, sound design by Sinan Refik Zafar and Brian Hickey, production management by Vanessa Coakley and assistant management by Jenn Jacobs.
For tickets and more information, please visit PlaywrightsHorizons.org.