Early on in Sakina's Restaurant at the Minetta Lane Theatre, Aasif Mandvi - both author and sole actor - is a narrator, Azgi, who is a recent arrival to America from India. Soon after he gets here he tells us, I have found that in America, if you just smile and nod your head, and say "yes, yes, yes, you are absolutely right" people love you! This is pretty much how this play is structured.... Read more
Actor, writer, and former correspondent for The Daily Show Aasif Mandvi returns to the New York stage with his one-man show Sakina's Restaurant, twenty years after its Obie Award-winning debut.
The play is scheduled to be recorded by Audible and preserved as an audio play for future generations.
(Photos by Lisa Berg)
This show has now closed. See our list of theatre tickets for shows currently on sale.
Sakina’s Restaurant is a vibrant, funny, and heartwarming one-man show that centers on an Indian immigrant who comes to New York to work at a restaurant and live the American dream.