Step into the world of THE WHO & THE WHAT, the electrifying play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar. In this powerful exploration of family, faith, and the creative process, we follow the journey of Zarina, a young Muslim woman, and aspiring novelist, who finds herself grappling with the complexities of love, religion, and cultural identity.

As Zarina’s family is forced to confront their own beliefs and prejudices, tensions rise, and secrets are exposed, culminating in a dramatic and emotionally charged climax. Through gripping performances, unforgettable characters, and sharp, incisive dialogue, THE WHO & THE WHAT takes us on a journey of discovery, challenging our assumptions and beliefs in ways that are both profound and exhilarating.

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience one of the most exciting and thought-provoking plays of the year. With its compelling narrative and stunning performances, THE WHO & THE WHAT is a must-see theatrical experience that will leave you moved, challenged, and inspired. So why wait? Book your tickets today and be part of a journey that will stay with you long after the final curtain.

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The English Theatre of Hamburg

1st floor of Hammonia Bad
Lerchenfeld 14
22081 Hamburg
Telephone (040) 227 7089

U3 to Mundsburg

Busses 25, 172, 173 to Mundsburg
Bus 37 to Finkenau

You can find bus and bahn connections on the HVV website.

Hammonia Bad provides underground and overground parking starting at 18.00 hours for 2,– €