|Event||9 Parts of Desire: A New Iraqi Arabic Adaptation|
|When||Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 8:00pm|
|Where||Davis Performing Arts Center Devine Studio Theatre|
|Ticket/RSVP||This event requires a ticket or RSVP|
A new Iraqi Arabic adaptation of
'9 Parts of Desire' by Heather Raffo
Translated and directed by Waleed Shamil
A portrait of the extraordinary (and ordinary) lives of a whole cross-section of Iraqi women: a sexy painter, a radical Communist, doctors, exiles, wives and lovers. This new Arabic-language adaptation of Heather Raffo’s heartbreaking work delves into the many conflicting aspects of what it means to be a woman in the age-old war zone that is Iraq. Iraqi actress Layla Mohammed performs this one-woman show in conjunction with a historic residency of delegates from Baghdad University at Georgetown University. The New Yorker has called '9 Parts of Desire' “an example of how art can remake the world.”
Thursday and Saturday, June 14 and 16 at 8 p.m.
(Tickets for the June 14 and 16 performances are currently unavailable. For standby seating, a waiting list will be started at the box office one hour prior to the performance, and any returned or unclaimed seats will be released if/as they become available.)
DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, DEVINE STUDIO THEATRE
FREE, BUT TICKETED. Reserve below or at http://performingarts.georgetown.edu
Performed in Arabic with English supertitles.
An open dress rehearsal will also be held on Wednesday, June 13 at 8 p.m.
These public performances are presented in conjunction with an international convening on Global Performance, Civic Imagination, and Cultural Diplomacy at Georgetown University, an invited event funded by a grant from the Georgetown University Reflective Engagement in the Public Interest Initiative.
|Access||» This event has been marked as open to the public.|
Georgetown University Department of Performing Arts
|Sponsors||Georgetown University Theater and Performance Studies Program and Baghdad University|
Department of Performing Arts
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