Heather Raffo and Nabil Elouahabi

Heather Raffo and Nabil Elouahabi; photo by Joan Marcus

Heather Raffo

Heather Raffo; photo by Joan Marcus

Dahlia Azama, Nabil Elouahabi, Heather Raffo, Liam Campora, Matthew David

Photo by Joan Marcus

Liam Campora and Heather Raffo

Heather Raffo and Liam Campora; photo by Joan Marcus


Heather Raffo; photo by Zack DeZon


Mainstage Theater

Performance Calendar

  NOV 27*
7:00 PM
NOV 28*
7:00 PM ▲
NOV 29*
7:00 PM
NOV 30*
8:00 PM ▲
DEC 1*
2:30 PM
8:00 PM
DEC 2*
2:30 PM ▲
7:30 PM
7:00 PM ♦
DEC 5*
7:00 PM
DEC 6*
8:00 PM
DEC 7*
8:00 PM
DEC 8*
2:30 PM ♦
8:00 PM
DEC 9*
2:30 PM
7:30 PM

DEC 10
Opening Night
DEC 11DEC 12
7:00 PM ♦
DEC 13
8:00 PM
DEC 14
8:00 PM
DEC 15
2:30 PM
8:00 PM
DEC 16
2:30 PM
7:30 PM
DEC 17
DEC 18
7:00 PM
DEC 19
7:00 PM
DEC 20
8:00 PM
DEC 21
8:00 PM
DEC 22
2:30 PM
8:00 PM
DEC 23
2:30 PM
7:30 PM
DEC 24
DEC 25DEC 26
7:00 PM
DEC 27
8:00 PM
DEC 28
8:00 PM
DEC 29
2:30 PM
8:00 PM
DEC 30
2:30 PM
7:30 PM
Post-Performance Discussion
Hear from members of the creative team and artistic staff after the show.
♦ POP Talks
Join us in the lobby for informal post-show conversations, led by fellow audience members.
Audio Description

Closed captioning is available at performances after opening night. Listening devices for live audio-described performances can be reserved in advance. Learn More →

Noura runs 90 minutes without an intermission.

Age recommendation: 11+ for some strong language

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Performance dates and times are subject to change.



Footnote: Iraqi Women in Diaspora

Playwright and performer Heather Raffo gathers a multi-generational, multi-religious, multi-national group of women to discuss the themes and ideas of her play Noura.


In Process: Heather Raffo on Noura

Playwright and actor Heather Raffo discusses her inspirations for Noura, including the struggle for modern women to “have it all” while balancing commitments to family and community.

First Rehearsal Photos: Noura

Welcome back! After rehearsing in Abu Dhabi, the Norua company is now settling in the Mainstage Theater and is set to bring Heather Raffo’s “epic” (Washington Post) new drama to life.

Playwrights' Perspectives

Playwright’s Perspective: Noura

The characters of Noura attempt to balance their individual pursuits with a search for community. I believe it is a balance with which many of us struggle.


Backstory: City of Peace

As the international community faces the task of rebuilding Iraq, and as Noura confronts her dreams of home on stage in Hell’s Kitchen, a consideration of Iraq’s past becomes all the more poignant. (Adam Greenfield, Associate Artistic Director)