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“I Come From There?” New Plays from the Arab World: Withdrawal / The House

April 29, 2010 | Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, CUNY Graduate Center | New York City

Featuring plays by Mohammad Al Attar and Arzé Khodr

Co-sponsored and copresented by the British Council, Royal Court Theatre in collaboration with the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, The Graduate Center, CUNY.

Withdrawal by Mohammad Al Attar from Syria; translated by Clem Naylor

Ahmad and Nour rent a flat so that they can spend time together away from their families, but is having space to themselves going to solve all their problems? A brutally honest examination of a relationship.
The House by Arzé Khodr from Lebanon; translated by Khalid Laith

Nadia wants nothing else but to remain in the house she grew up in. Her sister, Reem, wants nothing else but to sell the house which is full of painful memories.


• Sonia Pilcer: I had the pleasure of seeing staged readings of two new plays from the Arab World as part of an extraordinary project that grew out of the partnering of the British Council, the Royal Court Theatre and the Sundance Theater Program. [more]

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