Staged Reading in Berkeley, CA
THE MECCA TALES
by Rohina Malik
Directed by Jon Tracy
Friday December 11th at 2pm
Pacific School of Religion & Graduate Theological Union
room MUDD 100
1798 Scenic Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709
Five Muslim women meet for the first time at the pilgrimage in Mecca known as the Hajj. Grace, the group’s leader, requires each of the pilgrims to reveal her unique and personal reason for making this journey. The women must choose whether to reveal themselves and go forward, or to guard their stories and stay behind. Poetic and transporting, The Mecca Tales explores the power of ritual and redemption. Commissioned and developed at the Goodman Theater.
World Premiere was in March 2015 at Chicago Dramatists.
The Mecca Tales received a Jeff Citation for Best New Play!
"Witty and poignant play" - Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
"A hit! A palpable hit!...It's amazing what just listening-to dialogue as carefully wrought as Malik's can do. See this play!"--Kelly Kleiman & Johnathan Abarbanel--Dueling Critics
"Subtle and beautiful play" - Chloe Riley, The Reader
"Malik manages to take a religion and its customs...and convey its beauty...in a subtle but powerful way." Brian Hieggelke -- New City
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