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by Sanaz Toossi
directed by Mina Morita
Julianne Argyros Stage

JAN 12 - FEB. 2, 2025

$35-$114
Inclusive of fees

CULTURAL PARTNER
Farhang Foundation

Wish You Were Here

1978. Protests break out across Iran as five close girlfriends plan weddings, trade dirty jokes and try to live their young lives. As the revolution escalates, each woman is forced to face an uncertain future by staying in Iran or leaving it. In this enlightened comedy, Pulitzer Prize winner and Orange County native Sanaz Toossi chronicles a decade of life, as best friends become friends long lost, searching for the bond that once defined them.

Previews: Jan 12-16, 2025
First Night: Jan. 17, 2025
Regular Performances: Jan. 18 - Feb. 2, 2025
American Sign Language Performance: Saturday, Feb. 1, 2025 at 2 p.m.

Recommendation: Ages 16+

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  • Tickets to this production go on sale July 22.

About the Creative Team

Sanaz Toossi is an Iranian-American playwright from Orange County, California. Her plays include the critically acclaimed, award-winning English (co-production Atlantic Theater Company/Roundabout Theatre Company) and Wish You Were Here (Playwrights Horizons; Williamstown/Audible, released 2020). She is currently under commission at Atlantic Theater Company (Launch commission; Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation grant), Roundabout Theatre Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Manhattan Theatre Club, South Coast Repertory, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival (American Revolutions Cycle). In television, Toossi recently staffed on "Invitation to a Bonfire" (AMC); "A League of Their Own" (Amazon); "Five Women" (Marielle Heller/ Big Beach); and sold an original idea, "The Persians" to FX with Joe Weisberg & Joel Fields attached as Executive Producers. Toossi is a member of Youngblood and the Middle Eastern American Writers Lab at the Lark, and an alum of Clubbed Thumb’s Early Career Writers’ Group. She was the 2019 P73 Playwriting Fellow, a recipient of the 2020 Steinberg Playwright Award, and the 2022 recipient of The Horton Foote Award. MFA: NYU Tisch.

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