I just wanted to remind you of that time, when we used to boldly proclaim where we were from 

About This Show

It's winter in Minnesota and a Zimbabwean-American family is preparing for the wedding of their eldest daughter. When an unexpected guest arrives and the bride surprises the family by insisting on a traditional African ceremony, pre-wedding stress explodes into a full-on family feud. Fiercely funny, fast-paced and filled with love, Familiar is a brilliant portrayal of a tight-knit family searching to preserve their past while building a new future. 

Watch & Listen

Running Time

2 hours and 10 minutes, which includes one intermission

Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person.If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

PIT SEATS

Pit seats bring you as intimately close as you can get to the stage, at an affordable price.

Pit seating consists of two rows of hard shell chairs, located directly in front of the stage. These seats are 9-inches lower than Steppenwolf’s “Row A”, where Steppenwolf’s standard theater seating begins.

Purchase pit seating by clicking "Buy Tickets" from this page or call Audience Services at 312-335-1650

Holiday Schedule

Looking for something to do over the holidays? Tickets available for this festive family show Dec 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 among other dates.
Large family? Groups 10+ save.

Cast & Artists

The Artists

Reviews

“...the impending nuptials in Danai Gurira's fiercely funny new play, "Familiar"...make even the most fraught weddings seem comparatively placid affairs. By the end of this engrossing comedy-drama...deep fissures within the family have been exposed, fresh wounds are rubbed raw and long-buried secrets are unearthed...”
The New York Times

“A comedy-drama about the gains and losses of cultural assimilation and dislocation, focusing on a Zimbabwean clan in Minnesota… the characters and performances keep you glued through to the moving conclusion.”
The Hollywood Reporter

“A vigorous, fresh comedy-drama that richochets from raw pathos to bawdy laughs, excavating deep cultural anxieties along the way. Gurira may not reinvent the family-secrets genre, but she makes it speak in musical new accents.”
Time Out NY Discussion

Reserve Tickets

Running Time

2 hours and 10 minutes, which includes one intermission

Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person.If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

PIT SEATS

Pit seats bring you as intimately close as you can get to the stage, at an affordable price.

Pit seating consists of two rows of hard shell chairs, located directly in front of the stage. These seats are 9-inches lower than Steppenwolf’s “Row A”, where Steppenwolf’s standard theater seating begins.

Purchase pit seating by clicking "Buy Tickets" from this page or call Audience Services at 312-335-1650

Holiday Schedule

Looking for something to do over the holidays? Tickets available for this festive family show Dec 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 among other dates.
Large family? Groups 10+ save.

I just wanted to remind you of that time, when we used to boldly proclaim where we were from 

Special Performances

Preview performances:
November 15 - November 25

ASL interpretation:
Sunday, December 9 at 7:30pm

Open-captioned:
Thursday, December 13 at 7:30 and Saturday, December 29 at 3pm

Audio-described and touch tour:
Sunday, December 23 touch tour at 1:30, performance at 3pm

Sponsors

Major Production Sponsors