Comedian and Obie Award winner Aasif Mandvi persents his one-man-show about an Indian immigrant who comes to New York to work at a restaurant and live the American dream.
The Off-Broadway production of Sakina's Restaurant closed November 11, 2018. For current Off-Broadway show listings and tickets, please click here.
From the producers: Actor, writer, and former correspondent for "The Daily Show" Aasif Mandvi's "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. "Sakina's Restaurant" is written and performed by Mandvi, who brings his acclaimed performance back to the New York stage 20 years after its Obie Award-winning debut.
British-American actor and comedian Aasif Mandvi began appearing as a correspondent on "The Daily Show" in 2006. He is the lead actor, co-writer and producer of the web series "Halal in the Family," which premiered on Funny or Die in 2015, and an actor, writer and co-producer for the HBO comedy series "The Brink." Mandvi is also the author of the book "No Land's Man." Originally seen Off-Broadway 20 years ago, "Sakina’s Restaurant" won Mandvi a special citation OBIE award in 1999. The play was adapted for the screen in the 2009 film "Today's Special."
The New York stage return of "Sakina’s Restaurant" is produced by spoken audio entertainment company Audible, which hosts and produces a wide variety of live performances at the Minetta Lane Theatre, recently named Audible's creative home.