It’s winter in Minnesota, and an immigrant Zimbabwean family is preparing for the wedding of their eldest daughter. But when the bride insists on observing roora, a traditional bride-price ceremony, it opens a deep rift in the household. Rowdy and affectionate, Familiar pitches tradition against assimilation among the members of one devoted family. Which will prove stronger: the customs they keep… or the secrets they’ve kept buried?

Presented by Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Show Type
Running Time
120 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$41 - $51

Discount Tickets Available $20 tickets for 30 & Under

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Box Office Phone: 202-393-3939

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 02/05/2018 - 03/11/2018
Sunday 2:00pm7:00pm-
Monday 8:00pm--
Tuesday 8:00pm--
Wednesday 8:00pm--
Thursday 8:00pm--
Friday 8:00pm--
Saturday 3:00pm8:00pm-
Important Dates
Performer Role
Inga Ballard Marvelous
Kim Sullivan Donald
Twinkle Burke Margaret
Cheryl Lynn Bruce Anne
Sharina Martin Tendi
Shannon Dorsey Nyasha
Drew Kopas Chris
Andy Truschinski Brad
Production Personnel
Danai Gurira
Adam Immerwahr
Costume Designer
Karen Perry
Set Designer
Paige Hathaway
Sound Designer
Justin Schmitz
Lighting Designer
Colin K. Bills


Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
641 D Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Getting There

  • Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter (Green/Yellow Lines)
  • Gallery Pl-Chinatown (Green/Yellow/Red Lines)
  • 70, 71, D1, D3, and D6 buses stop at 7th & E Streets. The P1, P2, P6, 13A, 13B, 13F, 13G, and 54 buses stop at 7th Street & Pennsylvania Ave.


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages
  • Theater discount at nearby garage


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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