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Selling Kabul


Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Written by Sylvia Khoury
Directed by Tyne Rafaeli

At this time performances of Selling Kabul are delayed, and we will update our audiences and website with more information soon. Thank you for understanding.

New York premiere
Produced in association with Williamstown Theatre Festival

AFIYA
My stupid brother. If you step outside that door, You murder your child. You murder your wife. You murder my husband. You murder me.

Taroon once served as an interpreter for the U.S. military in Afghanistan. Now the Americans — and their promises of safety — have withdrawn, and he spends his days in hiding, a target of the increasingly powerful Taliban. On the eve of his son’s birth, Taroon must remain in his sister’s apartment or risk his life to see his child. With shattering precision, Sylvia Khoury’s thriller tracks the human cost of immigration policy, and the overlooked legacy of America’s longest, and ongoing, war.

FEATURING
Francis Benhamou — Leyla
Mattico David — Jawid
Marjan Neshat — Afiya
Babak Tafti — Taroon

Scenic Design : Arnulfo Maldonado
Costume Design: Montana Levi Blanco
Lighting Design: Jen Schriever
Sound Design: Daniel Kluger
Production Stage Manager: Brett Anders
Assistant Stage Manager: Fatimah Amill

Reviews

Essay

American Voice: Doctors and Playwrights

This is the reason why, across Sylvia’s plays, there are no villains. There are only people trying to live – often unsure how – in circumstances foreign to us for their distance from American soil but otherwise awfully familiar.
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