Open Rehearsal: Quiet Night, A One-Act Play by Thabbit Allaithy

Fri, April 18, 2014 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Experimental Iraqi theater, in English for the first time

Now in production and translated into English for the first time, "Quiet Night" presents the last reflections of an Iraqi woman condemned to death for the murder of her husband and two neighbors. The main character Zainab’s monologue and interactions with a journalist tell the story of family tragedy, psychological strain, and abuse, while investigating the culturally-rich themes of judgment, grief, betrayal, and longing. Although written before the 2003 American invasion of Iraq and grounded in universal human experiences, this 2001 work of Thabbit Allaithy gives insight into the elements of desperation and isolation typical of the contemporary Iraqi "condition". The play is based on materials drawn from a real court hearing attended by the play’s author in 2001.

The reading will be followed by a light reception.

This is an "open rehearsal" and non-ticketed event.
However a suggested donation of $20 is suggested!

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Last updated: 2014-03-26 21:01:03

Najla Said, Cast of
Najla Said, Cast of "Quiet Night"
Abraham Makany, Cast of
Abraham Makany, Cast of "Quiet Night"
Abbas Noori Abbood, Cast of
Abbas Noori Abbood, Cast of "Quiet Night"

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