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zimbabwe meets minnesota in danai gurira’s funny ‘familiar’

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zimbabwe meets minnesota in danai gurira’s funny ‘familiar’

the zimbabwe-minnesota connection: danai gurira's “familiar” at woolly mammoth. (scott suchman/scott suchman)has danai gurira, who plays the fierce warrior michonne on the zombie hit “the walking dead,” really written a gentle family farce? and is woolly mammoth, long branded for edgy theatrical disruptions, offering a feel-good comedy?yes and yes. gurira’s “familiar” is funny and warmhearted while remaining true to the serious turf she claimed in her earlier plays “eclipsed,” “the convert” and “in the continuum.” gurira is interested in african stories, and “familiar” sticks close to her roots as the iowa-born daughter of zimbabweans. some of the dialogue on race and cultural friction was so on point that during friday night’s opening, the hippest pockets ...