Veils

by Tom Coash

Directed by Lia Sima Fakhouri

 Intisar, a veiled African-American Muslim student, thought she might finally fit in when she enrolled for a year abroad at the American Egyptian University in Cairo.  Samar, her non-veiled Egyptian roommate, enlists Intisar’s help in creating an internet blog about the controversial practice of wearing veils (or not), in hopes of challenging Western assumptions of Muslim culture and bridging the gap between the West and the Middle-East.  As Egypt hurtles toward revolution, Intisar and Samar are surprised to find themselves on opposite sides of a bitter cultural divide. Will the violent events and emotions leading up to the revolution salvage their friendship or shatter it?  STARRING: Fathiya Ritter and Alaji  PRODUCTION TEAM: Lia Sima Fakhouri (Director), Parmida Ziaei (Scenic Design), Sadiqua Iman (Costume Design), Johanna Melamed (Sound Design), Suzi Tucker (Projections Design) and Zanna King (Lighting Design)

Intisar, a veiled African-American Muslim student, thought she might finally fit in when she enrolled for a year abroad at the American Egyptian University in Cairo.

Samar, her non-veiled Egyptian roommate, enlists Intisar’s help in creating an internet blog about the controversial practice of wearing veils (or not), in hopes of challenging Western assumptions of Muslim culture and bridging the gap between the West and the Middle-East.

As Egypt hurtles toward revolution, Intisar and Samar are surprised to find themselves on opposite sides of a bitter cultural divide. Will the violent events and emotions leading up to the revolution salvage their friendship or shatter it?

STARRING: Fathiya Ritter and Alaji

PRODUCTION TEAM: Lia Sima Fakhouri (Director), Parmida Ziaei (Scenic Design), Sadiqua Iman (Costume Design), Johanna Melamed (Sound Design), Suzi Tucker (Projections Design) and Zanna King (Lighting Design)

8:00 PM Friday, November 30 - Opening night

8:00 PM Saturday, December 1

8:00 PM Thursday, December 6

8:00 PM Friday, December 7

8:00 PM Saturday, December 8

8:00 PM Monday, December 10 - PWYC Industry Night

8:00 PM Thursday, December 13

8:00 PM Friday, December 14

8:00 PM Saturday, December 15

2:00 PM Sunday, December 16

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