Oh My Sweet Land Performed by Nadine Malouf in NYC
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Oh My Sweet Land Performed by Nadine Malouf in NYC

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Start Time
05:00 pm
Monday
September 18, 2017
End Time
10:00 pm
Friday
November 17, 2017

Location

Location/Venue:
New York
Country:
New York,  United States
City:
New York

Description

Sept - Oct, 2017


Written & Directed by
Amir Nizar Zuabi


Performed by
Nadine Malouf


DESIGN TEAM:
Mariana Sanchez (Scenic)
Nicole Pearce (Lighting)
Mark van Hare (Sound)


Step into the kitchen. Our host is preparing kubah, a traditional Syrian dish. While she cooks, she tells us the story of meeting Ashraf, a Syrian exile, and falling in love with him as he desperately tries to help those he left behind escape the war. When he vanishes, she impulsively trails him, leading her to the homeland she has never known, consumed by war. She returns with the stories of the people she encountered along the way, to share what she has witnessed of both the brutality, and the grace, of humanity.


Oh My Sweet Land is an intimate theatrical experience performed in the kitchens of private homes and community spaces throughout the five boroughs. This play was created when Amir and the actress Corinne Jaber traveled to Syrian refugee camps in Amman, Jordan. In his forward to the published script, Amir writes of that trip:


We met people in the harshest moments of their life, yet still they were generous, full of grace, hope and even humour. This piece is inspired by their stories but more than anything it is inspired by their spirit – that elastic rubber-like ability humans have to adapt and to weather the storm. 


With this show, we want to bring these stories close to people, to gather together for a theatrical experience that will lift what's happening in Syria out of the news cycle, into a simple human interaction that allows us to hear and feel in a different way.  The play has been produced around the world, and seen in staged readings in this country. We're honored to be creating this new production with Amir here in New York. We hope you'll be part of it!


More Info @ http://playco.org/plays/oh-sweet-land/

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