By Tom Coash
Directed by Giovanna Sardelli
When Intisar, an African American Muslim student, arrives in Cairo for a year abroad, she hopes to finally be understood. She’s quickly enlisted by her exuberant Egyptian roommate, Samar, to help create a blog debating the practice of wearing veils, but when the Arab Spring intervenes, revolution threatens to overtake their friendship. Four matinees for local high school students will be part of this production schedule.
“a brave new work which addresses the thorny crosscurrents of cultural identity” –Broadway World
“Mesmerizing…Coash’s focus is on the Middle East, but his overall message is a universal one. No matter what our race, nationality, sexuality or religious and political beliefs, we’re all subject to stereotypes. “Veils” reminds us of the importance of seeing and understanding the people behind those all-too-often condemning generalizations.” –Portland Press Herald (Maine)
Wed/Thurs at 7pm; Fri/Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm
Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 30 Union Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201, USA
Tickets start at $20; Low Priced Previews October 1-3 are $15 & $20.
Robert A. Freedman Dramatic Agency, Inc.
Representing writers since 1928.