02/06/2018 - 03/14/2018 All Day


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Noura: A world-premiere production by award-winning playwright and performer Heather Raffo

What does “home” mean and what will we do to protect it?

Noura challenges our notions of modern marriage and motherhood through a portrait of Iraqi immigrants living in New York.  As Noura and her husband Tariq prepare to celebrate their first Christmas as American citizens, she looks forward to welcoming a special guest—Maryam, a young Iraqi refugee. But the girl’s arrival upends the family, forcing them to confront where they are, where they’ve been and who they have become.

In this world-premiere production, award-winning playwright and performer Heather Raffo (Nine Parts of Desire) draws on personal stories of Arab American women responding to A Doll’s House, Henrik Ibsen’s classic drama of one mother’s quest to balance her duty with her identity.