An Evening of Palestinian Plays:  Selections from ReOrient

Every year, the ReOrient Festival brings innovative and thought-provoking theatre from and about the Middle East to San Francisco.  Now, for the first time, selections exploring the Palestinian experience will be presented in one evening of staged readings.

The Featured Selections are:

--Sahmata by Edward Mast & Hanna Eady.  A grandfather and grandson travel back in time to 1948 when their family village was destroyed.  Based on interviews with survivors, this moving play was originally co-produced by al-Meidan Theatre of Haifa.

--Baggage by Fateh Azzam.  In the surreal airport of life, one traveler is unable to let go of his suitcases of memories.

--Tamam by Betty Shamieh.  Her name is Tamam and it means 'enough'.  Richly textured, this poetic monologue is a woman's journey down a spiral of violence and loss.

--The Monologist Suffers Her Monologue by Yussef El Guindi.  A Palestinian-American explores her identity in this comedic monologue.  In the dialogue of nations, do you ever get the feeling that Palestine is just a whiny monologue?

September 10, 2008, 8 pm
at La Pena Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705

September 13, 2008, 8 pm
presented by the Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development & The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University
McNeir Auditorium, Georgetown University
37 & O Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20057


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