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VEILS, a Macha Theatre Works Production
November 30, 2018 - December 16, 2018$15 – $25
BY TOM COASH, DIRECTED BY LIA FAKHOURI
Intisar, a veiled African-American Muslim student, thought she might finally fit in when she enrolled for a year abroad at the American Egyptian University in Cairo.
Samar, her non-veiled Egyptian roommate, enlists Intisar’s help in creating an internet blog about the controversial practice of wearing veils (or not), in hopes of challenging Western assumptions of Muslim culture and bridging the gap between the West and the Middle-East.
As Egypt hurtles toward revolution, Intisar and Samar are surprised to find themselves on opposite sides of a bitter cultural divide. Will the violent events and emotions leading up to the revolution salvage their friendship or shatter it?
Fathiya Ritter and Alaji
Lia Fakhouri (Director), Parmida Ziaei (Scenic Design), Sadiqua Iman (Costume Design), Johanna Melamed (Sound Design), Suzi Tucker (Projections Design) and Zanna King (Lighting Design)
November 30 to December 16, 2018
West of Lenin
203 N. 36th Street