This new play follows the lives of a pair of half-brothers as they vie for the loyalty and favors of their aging father, all against the backdrop of a vicious civil war of a neighboring country.

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FREE event, tickets required. Free tickets will be distributed, up to two (2) per person in line, in the States Gallery, approximately 30 minutes prior to the performance. Tickets are subject to availability.

SABAB Theatre
The Petrol Station
A new play by Sulayman Al-Bassam

Against the backdrop of a vicious, fast-approaching civil war somewhere in the oil-rich Arabian Peninsula, two half-brothers vie for favors and allegiance from their aging father. Examining themes of love, identity, ambition, loyalty, and betrayal, this compelling new play uses the iconic setting of a deserted petrol station as a poetic space to explore both the oppressions and aspirations of the Gulf Arab region, and as a metaphor for the emotional state of its characters and their lives. World-renowned playwright and director Sulayman Al-Bassam's work was last seen at the Kennedy Center in a production of Richard III: An Arab Tragedy as part of the 2009 international festival ARABESQUE.

In English.  Recommended for age 16 and up. 

Performance Timing: TBA

Part of WORLD STAGES: International Theater Festival 2014

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