Update: This production has been postponed indefinitely.
Roundabout Theatre Company kicks off its 2020-2021 Roundabout Underground season with the world premiere of English, written by Sanaz Toossi, at the Black Box Theatre.
Two words set in motion playwright Sanaz Toossi’s intricate and profound New York debut: “English Only.” This is the mantra that rules one classroom in Iran, where four adult students are preparing for the TOEFL — the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Chasing fluency through a maze of word games, listening exercises, and show-and-tell sessions, they hope that one day, English will make them whole. But it might be splitting them each in half.