Comedian, actor, author and The Daily Show correspondent, Aasif Mandvi is returning to his theatrical roots. The multi-talented star announced he is bringing his Obie Award-winning off-Broadway show “Sakina’s Restaurant” back to Off-Broadway for a limited time this fall.
I’m excited to announce that I’m bringing my Obie Award winning one man show ‘Sakina’s Restaurant’ back to the NY stage for a limited run with @audible_com at @Minetta_Lane Tkts are available now. https://t.co/MpHYG7Sazu
— aasif mandvi (@aasif) August 20, 2018
“Sakina’s Restaurant,” which is written and performed by Mandvi, first premiered in New York 20 years ago. It’s about the life of an Indian immigrant who comes to New York City and works in a restaurant as he pursues the American dream. This funny and heart-warming play was also the inspiration behind Mandvi’s 2009 film “Today’s Special.”
“I’m thrilled to be reviving my solo show Sakina’s Restaurant in collaboration with the amazing team at Audible,” Mandvi told the audiobook site. “Despite twenty years having passed since I first performed it at the American Place Theatre, the themes I was grappling with then, those of an immigrant family, struggling with the joys, heartbreaks and sacrifice of what it means to leave one’s home and create a new American life, seem as relevant today as they ever did.”
The show is produced by Audible and will be at the Minetta Lane Theater in New York City. The show previews on October 5th and will run for four weeks, October 14 to November 4.