Golden Thread Productions presents:
"Dear Mama, Love Emily."
Emily Shihadeh reading from her new work
This is the story of Emily Shihadeh, a Palestinian woman who
at the age of seventeen immigrates to the United States of America to join
her husband in San Francisco.
'A friend, told me as I shared with him my life in America,
"You came to a country populated by your mother."
How true that statement was! So many were so busy, they ignored me and
were unable to express any feelings of warmth to me. That was just like
my mother! I wanted to tell the people of this country about my people and their
beauty and struggle. The devastation that happened in Palestine is known
to very few. Through my personal stories I open a glimpse into life in
Through a series of short letters addressed to her mother,
the audience will share some of the challenges Emily faced
coming to a new country trying to understand the people and their rules.
Born in Jerusalem and living in the Bay Area for the past forty-two years,
Emily Shihadeh has been presenting her one woman show
"Grapes & Figs are in Season, A Palestinian Woman's Story"
for ten years now all over the San Francisco Bay Area, the United States
and in Tel Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem. www.emilyshi.com
Golden Thread Productions is a dynamic San Francisco Bay Area ensemble
dedicated to the production of theatrical works that explore the Middle Eastern
culture and identity as represented throughout the globe. www.goldenthread.org
A fiscally sponsored project of the INTERSECTION and DARVAG.
Tuesday, October 10, 2000. 7:30PM
EXIT Theatre Cabaret
156 Eddy St. San Francisco
Admission Free, Space Limited