Sunday, May 7
Nuyorican Poets Cafe (236 E 3rd Street, Second Avenue/F Train)
FREE + Open to public. First come, first served.
Written by Bashar Murkus (Palestine) & translated by Rebekah Maggor
Directed by Rebekah Maggor
Parallel Time, a disturbingly humorous prison play, evokes the daily struggle of life behind bars for a group of Palestinian inmates. It follows their collective fight to overcome the despair of long-term incarceration.
Bashar Murkus is a Palestinian playwright and director and founding ensemble member of the Khashabi Theatre in Haifa. Through collective research he develops new plays that both reflect and engage with the regional Palestinian community. His work has been seen in Palestine, France, Belgium, Tunisia, Lebanon, and Morocco. As writer/director, his plays include Parallel Time, The Belli Belli Bel, Whips, Sitt Bel Uffeh and The Year of Snow. Recent productions as director include: Bye Bye Gillo by Taha Adnan, The Conference of the Birds by Farid ud-Din Attar, and A New Middle East by Motaz Abu Saleh. Murkus studied theatre at the University of Haifa, where he now teaches acting and directing
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