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The Most Dangerous Highway in the World

a world premiere play by Kevin Artigue
directed by Evren Odcikin

A fearless eight-year old businessman makes his living directing traffic with a soda bottle on the highway connecting Jalalabad to Kabul. Soldiers, accidents, and ghosts are no match for this little fighter with a knack for surviving the toughest challenges. Inspired by a New York Times article about the real-life “Pepsi bottle boys” of Afghanistan, this poetic play introduces an up-and-coming writer of great promise.

Kevin Artigue is a graduate of Public Theater’s prestigious Emerging Writers Group and the first playwright of non-Middle Eastern descent to be produced on the Golden Thread mainstage. He has been developing this play with Golden Thread for three years, including as part of the 2014 National New Play Network’s showcase.

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MAY 6-29, 2016 at Thick House in San Francisco

Thursdays–Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm

Ticket Pricing: Previews $10 | General Admission $34 | Student/Senior $24

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Videos by Peter Ruocco. Photos used in video by Mauricio Lima for the New York Times and Zalmai Ahad.



Press

Poignant, poetic, and chilling… A strong addition to Golden Thread’s repertory of new work about the Middle East.” —San Francisco Examiner

A superb performance from young Kiran Patel, who carries the entire drama with his exuberance and his deeply felt connection with Traffic.” —Theater Dogs

A lean, fast-moving narrative well delivered by a strong ensemble.” —San Mateo Daily News

“Golden Thread Productions continues to bring us wonderful new stories and push theatre in a more diverse and inclusive direction.” —VMedia

The acting is terrific… Director Evren Odcikin adroitly handles the change of pace from reality to fantasy.” —For All Events

BEST OF 2016: A tale of resilience inspired by the real-life “Pepsi-bottle boys” of Afghanistan” —VMedia



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Artist Bios

Kevin Artigue
(Playwright) About
Evren Odcikin
(Director) About

Cast:

Sofia Ahmad*
(Samira) About
Jiya Khanna
(Little Girl) About

Terry Lamb*
(Zarif) About
Kiran Patel
(Traffic) About

Louel Señores
(Daoud) About
Davern Wright
(Nader) About

Creative Team:

James Ard
(sound designer) About
Kenan Arun
(make-up designer) About

Kate Boyd
(scenic designer) About
Michael Cavanaugh
(production coordinator) About

Naseem Etemad
(assistant stage manager) About
Courtney Flores
(costume designer) About

Humaira Ghilzai
(cultural consultant) About
Marie Shell*
(stage manager) About

Lizabeth Stanley
(properties designer) About
Valerie Weak
(acting coach for young actors) About

Walid Azad (production assistant), Cassie Barnes (lighting designer), Dave Garner (technical director), Carla Pantoja (fight choreographer)

*Member Actors’ Equity



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Golden Thread Productions
1695 18th Street, #C101 Annex
San Francisco, CA 94107

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Phone: 415.626.4061