World Premiere Play by Shayan Lotfi directed by Jennifer Chang

What Became of Us

By shayan lotfi

directed By jennifer chang

May 17 – June 29, 2024
Atlantic stage 2


We are thrilled to welcome back Shayan Lotfi (First Gen MixFest 2022) for his Off-Broadway debut directed by Jennifer Chang (The Far Country at Berkeley Rep).

WHAT BECAME OF US

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Sat, Aug 31

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Two siblings.
One born there. One born here.
How do they maintain their connections to The Old Country, and to This Country, and to each other?

In alignment with the playwright’s vision, this unique production will have two separate casts: one featuring Rosalind Chao and BD Wong, and the other featuring Shohreh Aghdashloo and Tony Shalhoub.
Rosalind Chao & BD Wong perform May 17 – June 15, 2024. Shohreh Aghdashloo & Tony Shalhoub perform June 10 – June 29, 2024.
BOTH CASTS perform in succession June 11–13, 2024. For four performances only, both casts will perform back-to-back as an exclusive double-feature event!

Reviews

“A tender, beautiful play.

The chance to see the two casts take their turn on this material might be
the theatrical must-see of the year.

Chao and Wong turn in some of the loveliest work on a New York stage
right now.

What Became of Us is a gift to immigrants and families.”

JUAN RAMIREZ, theATRELY

 

“Excellent performances!

This thoughtful and heartfelt sibling drama well worth a revisit.

ZACHARY STEWART, THEATERMANIA

 

“Smart and elegant playwriting. Excellent company.

The author provides a gently touching work of universal appeal.”

MICHAEL SOMMERS, NEW YORK STAGE REVIEW

 

“Simply yet smartly directed by Jennifer Chang.

Lotfi’s celebration and rumination on both the big and small moments and memories of his two characters are brought vividly to life by the engaging yet completely down-to-earth Rosalind Chao and the more emotional and flamboyant BD Wong.”

BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON, CITITOUR

 

“Lotfi’s script is beautifully poetic.

Chao exudes warmth and perfectly fits her character. Wong brings levity and laughter.”

ALLISON CONSIDINE, NEW YORK THEATRE GUIDE

Atlantic is committed to connecting deeply and authentically with audiences from a broad range of economic backgrounds, ages, ethnicities, and perspectives. Our Access25 ticket initiative makes $25 tickets available to every preview performance in the 2023|2024 Season. Access25 tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis beginning 2 weeks prior to the first performance of each Atlantic Theater Company 2023|2024 production. $25 access tickets for What Became of Us will go on sale Friday, May 3 at noon ET for preview performances May 17–24 featuring Rosalind Chao & BD Wong.

What Became of Us is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.