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January 27 – February 18, 2024
(Opening night: Thursday, February 1)

Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center

By Sanaz Toossi
Directed by Arya Shahi

Winner of the 2023 Pulitzer Prize, the Obie Award, and the Lucille Lortel Award. In a classroom near Tehran, four adult students prepare for an English proficiency exam. They each have a reason for being there: a chance at opportunity, access, or a new calling. But as they bond over this new way to express themselves, they also grapple with the lives they must leave behind. Told with hilarious wit and genuine compassion, Sanaz Toossi’s English is “both a buoyant comedy of communication and a subtle but probing exploration of what it means to speak and feel understood” (New York Theatre Guide).

This production includes strong language.


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Playwright Sanaz Toossi.
Playwright Sanaz Toossi.
Director Arya Shahi.
Director Arya Shahi.