Scenes From 73* Years
Written by Hannah Khalil
Co-directed by Najla Said and Rohina Malik
Produced in partnership with Medina Theater Collective
Streaming on-line through July 11!
Palestine. An epic snapshot of life under occupation.
A picnic interrupted by soldiers. Never-ending lines. Palestinian-Irish playwright Hannah Khalil draws from stories of family and friends to reveal the real human story: the dreams, comedy, sadness, and frustrations of daily life in the shadow of the ‘separation wall.’ The cast includes members of the Medina Theater Collective.
“Smart, tender, at times funny, consistently compassionate…” - Sharon Hoyer, Newcity Stage (click here for review)
"(Scenes From 73* Years) shows audiences a culture that is infrequently seen on our stages and it also shows the shared humanity of the characters...the company and the play are headed in a welcome direction." - J. Wynn Rousuck, WYPR (click here to listen)
★★★★★ “Exceptional… wickedly funny and heartbreaking” —The Stage
★★★★ “A deeply compassionate play… a powerful yet tender collection of everyday vignettes” —Time Out
“This new work confirms Hannah Khalil as a dramatist of compelling potential.” —Telegraph
“Smart and economical, simultaneously resonant with warmth and humanity, and shot through with exquisitely dark comedy. These scenes combine into a deft, kaleidoscopic portrait of ongoing struggle, acceptance, and simple survival.” —Exeunt Magazine
Featuring Bassam Abdelfattah, Amira Danan, Arash Fakhrabadi, Noor Hamdi, Chris Khoshaba, Ruba Mansouri, Annalise Raziq and Najat Arkadan Washington
Live music and sound design by Ronnie Malley
Staged managed by Jo Chalhoub
$20 for a 48 hour rental period