The Plays

I am Yusuf and This is My Brother

By Amir Nizar Zuabi
Directed by Noelle Ghoussaini

Wednesday March 25, 7:30 PM

It is the eve of Partition in the village of Baissamoon. Yusuf and Ali are brothers whose lives – like the lives of those around them – are soon interrupted by the chaos of 1948 and the tragedy that will haunt them long into the future.

“Like many astute dramatists, Zuabi moves outwards from the personal to the political… Zuabi’s beautiful production reminds us that we are still living today with the fatal consequences of history.” –The Guardian

With:
George Bajalia
Doug Chapman
Ramsi Faragallah
Lameece Ishaq
Leta Renée-Alan
Michele Rafic
Hadi Tabbal
Shivantha Wijesinha
Rasha Zamamiri

Land/ Fill

By Dalia Taha
Directed by Ismail Khalidi

Thursday March 26, 7:30PM

Mariam returns with her son Jawwad to reclaim land in the town where she grew up. But once there, she is faced with the bizarre changes that have occurred and those that are yet to come.  A story about the erasure of memory and landscape, Land/Fill explores the ways in which the buried past  manages to seep through, out, and up into the present.

“Taha’s writing…is bracingly naturalistic, immersing us fully in her characters’ tense, circumscribed lives through a series of vignettes.”- The Guardian 

With:
Bhavesh Patel
Nadine Malouf
Najla Said
Shivantha Wijesinha
Ahmed A. Kouddous
Rasha Zamamiri
Gamze Ceylan

603

By Imad Farajin
Directed by Jo Bonney

Friday March 27, 7:30PM

603  brings us to the core of the Israeli justice system where we meet Palestinian prisoners Mosquito, Boxman, Slap and Snake as they cope with incarceration and the uncertainty of when, if ever, they will be released.

“Through Farajin’s beautifully drawn characters we are reminded in the most distressing way of the insanity created by confinement, but also of the unbending will to survive, and the vigor of resistance in its many forms.”

–  Nathalie Handal, from the introduction to Inside/Outside: Six Plays from Palestine and the Diaspora

With:
Jack Kesy
Sevan K. Greene
Bhavesh Patel
Ahmed A. Kouddous
Leila Buck
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