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.
Scenic Design: Andrew Lieberman
Costume Design: Tilly Grimes
Lighting Design: Masha Tsimring
Sound Design: Obadiah Eaves
Production Stage Manager: Laura Smith
Assistant Stage Manager: Shane Schentzler
Nabil Elouahabi is appearing with the permission of Actors’ Equity Association. The Producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance of this production.
Raffo’s work affirms the full power of the theatrical form to take us places the news cannot, and makes us look with fresh perspective.—Los Angeles Times