NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Theatre will be showing “The Big Sick”, a romantic comedy on Monday, August 13 and Tuesday, August 25.

“The Big Sick” is based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon.

It tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail, who is playing himself in the movie, connecting with grad student Emily, who is played by Zoe Kazan after one of his standup sets.

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However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents.

When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry, played by Holly Hunter and Ray Romano, who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.

The movie is directed by Michael Showalter (HELLO MY NAME IS DORIS) and produced by Judd Apatow (TRAINWRECK, THIS IS 40) and Barry Mendel (TRAINWRECK, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS).

The showings for both nights will be at 7 p.m. with a ticket price of only $7 each. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the theatre’s website at www.TheNewtonTheatre.com or by calling the Box Office at 973-940-NEWT.

The historic Newton Theatre is located at 234 Spring Street in Newton, NJ.  Additional information may be found at www.TheNewtonTheatre.com or by calling 973-940-NEWT.