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Sundance Institute: Theater from Palestine: Where Can I Find Someone Like You Ali?

Sundance Institute: Theater by Palestinians: Where Can I Find Someone Like You, Ali?

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - Friday, March 24, 2017

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In collaboration with the Sundance Institute, this U.S. premiere is written, produced, and performed by Raeda Taha, daughter of Ali Taha. In painful candor, she faces loss, the reality of being an orphan, and the absence of a father who can never be replaced, while turning the women of her family into real-life heroines.

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This spring, the Kennedy Center embarks on a new partnership with the Sundance Institute to present a series of theater pieces from Sundance alumni artists representing Palestine.
 
Written, produced, and performed by Raeda Taha, and directed by Lina Abyad, Where Can I Find Someone Like You, Ali? makes its U.S. premiere at the Kennedy Center. Taha, daughter of Ali Taha, in painful candor faces loss, the reality of being an orphan, and the absence of a father who can never be replaced, while turning the women of her family into real-life heroines.

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Includes a free post-performance discussion with Raeda Taha and Lina Abyad on March 23.
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"We are delighted to be able to invite the Sundance Institute to participate in this international theater exchange program, which will focus on works by artists from the Middle East, whose voices are too rarely heard in Washington."--Alicia Adams, Vice President of International Programming at the Kennedy Center.
 
"Our partnership with the Kennedy Center allows us to meaningfully extend the work of developing new plays from the Middle East and Northern Africa to actually presenting this work to audiences in a theatrical setting at our country's most important institution for performance."--Philip Himberg, Sundance Institute Theatre Program Artistic Director

Recommended for age 14 and up. Performed in Arabic with projected English titles.

Performance Timing: 75 minutes, with no intermission. Please Note: There is No Late Entry for this event.

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