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Heather Raffo; photo by Zack DeZon


Mainstage Theater

Written by Heather Raffo
Directed by Joanna Settle

Produced in association with Shakespeare Theatre Company
New York premiere

Did it take Mosul being destroyed to find each other at this table? Could we have gotten here any other way?

Eight years ago, Noura and her family fled their home in Iraq. Today, she plans the perfect Christmas dinner to celebrate their new life in New York. But when the arrival of a visitor stirs up long-buried memories, she and her husband are forced to confront the cost of their choices, and retrace the past they left behind. With compassion and startling clarity, Heather Raffo’s play charts the intricate pathways of motherhood and marriage — and the fragile architecture of what we call home.

Heather Raffo — Noura