The world-premiere production of English at Atlantic Theater Company has found its cast. The cast includes Tala Ashe as Elham, Ava Lalezarzadeh as Goli, Pooya Mohseni as Roya, Marjan Neshat as Marjan, and Hadi Tabbal as Omid.
If language is how we tell people who we are, can identity get lost in translation? The humor, frustrations, and consequences of adopting a non-native tongue are the basis of Sanaz Toossi’s play English. But the stories it tells also resonate deep beneath the surface, touching on hope, belonging, desire, and what makes people who they are.