The Who & the What Examines Family and Faith

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Bernard White, Tala Ashe and Nadine Malouf in Ayad Akhtar's 'The Who & The What.'

The playwright Ayad Akhtar won the Pulitzer Prize last year for his breakthrough play Disgraced, about the clash between traditional Islamic beliefs and contemporary American culture. He returns to similar themes in his new play The Who & the What, which is being presented by Lincoln Center Theater as part of its LCT3 series at the Claire Tow Theater.

New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood offers up his review of the play, which follows the conflicts that erupt in a Pakistani-American family living in Atlanta.