World Premiere of Sanaz Toossi's Wish You Were Here Receives 2nd Extension | Playbill

Off-Broadway News World Premiere of Sanaz Toossi's Wish You Were Here Receives 2nd Extension

The new work following a group of women over 13 years officially opened May 3.

Nikki Massoud, Marjan Neshat, Nazanin Nour, Artemis Pebdani, Roxanna Hope Radja, Sanaz Toossi, and Adam Greenfield Chelcie Parry

Sanaz Toossi's Wish You Were Here has received another one-week extension of its world premiere, and will now play through June 5 at Playwrights Horizons. Originally set to close May 22, it previously received a one-week extension to May 29. The run began previews April 13 and officially opened May 3. Read the reviews here.

Featuring all-Iranian and Iranian-American women in its cast, Wish You Were Here stars Nikki Massoud (Othello) as Zari, Marjan Neshat (Selling Kabul) as Nazanin, Nazanin Nour (Madam Secretary) as Rana, Artemis Pebdani (Scandal) as Shideh/New Friend, and Roxanna Hope Radja (Torch Song) as Salme. Gaye Taylor Upchurch directs the production.

The play, which takes place across 13 years beginning in 1978, follows a group of best friends as they live through the Iranian Revolution and Iran-Iraq War. They each try to find a sense of normalcy until they can no longer avoid making decisions as they consider what it means to stay in Iran—or to leave it. Wish You Were Here has previously been presented as an audio play.

Featured on the creative team are 2022 Tony-nominated scenic designer Arnulfo Maldonado, costume design by Sarah Laux, lighting design by Reza Behjat, sound design by Sinan Refik Zafar and Brian Hickey, production stage management by Vanessa Coakley, and assistant stage management by Jenn Jacobs.

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