July 10 - July 20 | Nikos Stage
Taroon (Babak Tafti), a former interpreter for the US military, lives in hiding from the Taliban in his sister Afiya’s (Marjan Neshat) home in Kabul, Afghanistan. As Taroon restlessly awaits news from the hospital on the eve of his first child’s birth, his brother-in-law Jawid (Omid Abtahi) works to protect him from dangers lurking outside the apartment walls. In this world premiere drama directed by Tyne Rafaeli, Sylvia Khoury examines loyalty, empty promises, and what it means to be left behind.
Selling Kabul is the recipient of the 2018 L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award, administered by Williamstown Theatre Festival.
BEYOND THE FESTIVAL
Selling Kabul will open Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in March 2020.
“Harrowing.” “Poignant.” “Affecting.” “[Sylvia] Khoury’s delicately crafted play…etches the cost of tyranny, corruption and terror in intensely human terms.”
-Jeffrey Borak, The Berkshire Eagle
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