Sakina’s Restaurant

written by and starring Assif Mandvi, directed by Kimberly Senior, Audible Theater at the Minetta Lane Theatre, NYC
costumes: Jen Caprio, lighting: Mary Louise Geiger, sound: Jill BC Du Boff


New York Times Critic’s Pick

"The evening centers on the titular restaurant rendered, in Wilson Chin’s set, as a homey joint adorned with photos, posters and multicolor lights."– Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Times

"Wilson Chin’s set, a restaurant interior festooned with multicolored Christmas lights and a painting of the Taj Mahal, is a perfect backdrop for this story of clashing cultures."– Don Stahl, TheaterMania

"Wilson Chin’s scenic design is far more lavish than the original, depicting the interior of a restaurant on the East Village’s ‘Curry Row’ in colorul detail."– Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter

"The backdrop falls away to reveal Wilson Chin’s perfectly rendered interior of Sakina’s Restaurant itself."– Tim Teeman, The Daily Beast

"Set designer Wilson Chin’s recreation of a typical restaurant on ‘Curry Row’, complete with strings of hanging lights and atmospheric paintings and photos mounted on a brick wall, may have you hankering for some post-theatre korma or vindaloo."– Michael Dale, Broadway World

"The onstage Indian eatery is swathed in a tangle of colorful string lights, which illuminate a wall full of vintage posters beckoning us to ‘Visit India’. (Wilson Chin did the terrifically almost-tacky set.)"– Melissa Rose Bernardo, New York Stage Review