Talib / by R. Sheth

August 14–15, 2010

Written and Directed by Michael Malek Najjar

Featuring: Adrianne Cury, Susaan Jamshidi, Vincent Mahler, Diana Simonzadeh, and Clayton Stamper

Talib (Arabic for student) is set amid the aftermath of the Iraq War. Famous Iraqi actress Hannan Al-Najaf is invited by her friend Aida Al-Masri to stage her war drama at a major American university. When she discovers that an Iraq War veteran has been cast in her play, Hannan must confront her past and decide whether or not she can go on with the show. Talib explores the complicated dichotomies of war from the point of view of the soldiers and civilians and asks if, after so much loss on both sides, reconciliation is possible. 

Sponsored by The Saints Volunteers for the Performing Arts