Staged Reading: Tennis in Nablus, by playwright Ismail Khalidi

Thu, October 4, 2012 6:30 pm at Miller Theatre, Columbia University

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Co-presented by: Columbia University School of the Arts, the Center for Palestine Studies, the Heyman Center for Humanities, the Middle East Institute of Columbia University
A staged reading of Tennis in Nablus, written by playwright and poet Ismail Khalidi. Moderated by Peter Goodman.
This "tragipoliticomedy" was nominated for a Suzi Bass Award for Best New Play and awarded the Quest for Peace Award from the Kennedy Center.
Ismail Khalidi's writing has appeared in American Theatre, The Nation, and The Daily Beast.
Tickets: Free with RSVP


"Throughout, Khalidi never forgets his craft. Political theater can often appear forced or clumsy, with drama taking a back seat to message, and characters mouthing background information or propaganda. Khalidi makes sure he avoids this trap, and expertly constructs his plot and characters with realistic dialog. Someone with no interest in the history of Palestine would find this play quite entertaining. This is great theater." - David Samel, Mondoweiss

Last updated: 2012-10-02 22:54:36

Ismail Khalidi
Ismail Khalidi

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