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Selling Kabul

July 10 - July 20 | Nikos Stage
2019 Season

WORLD PREMIERE
By Sylvia Khoury
Directed by Tyne Rafaeli
With Omid AbtahiMay CalamawyMarjan Neshat, Babak Tafti

Produced in association with Playwrights Horizons

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.

 

SPONSORED BY


Hon. Susan Phillips Read

SELLING KABUL is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award

 

2019 SEASON PARTNERS


Herbert A. Allen

James & Virginia Giddens

Jessica & Matt Harris

Andrew Martin-Weber

Paul Neely & Susan Street

& One Anonymous Donor

 



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Press

“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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