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Arabesque: Arts of the Arab World

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Alive from Palestine: Stories Under Occupation

Created by Palestinian artists as a response to the conflict in their homeland, Alive from Palestine features actors from the Al-Kasaba Theater & Cinematheque in Ramallah telling their diverse life stories.

Feb. 26 - 27, 2009

Terrace Theater

$25.00

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Coopérative Théâtrale Hammou Boutlélis: Married Man on Vacation

Algerian theater company Coopérative Théâtrale Hammou Boutlélis presents a humorous one-man show written by Mourad Senouci and performed by Samir Bouanani. It’s the hilarious account of the transformation of a man who doesn’t truly appreciate his wife until she goes on vacation. Performed in Arabic with English surtitles.

Sun., Mar. 1, 2009, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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Richard III: An Arab Tragedy

In this world of tribal allegiances, family in-fighting, and absolute power, the questions of leadership, religion, and foreign intervention at the heart of Shakespeare's play take on powerful new meanings in a modern Arab-Islamic context.

Mar. 6 - 7, 2009

Terrace Theater

$35.00

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Heather Raffo & Amir El Saffar: In Concert: The Sounds of Desire

Award-winning author and actress Heather Raffo teams with accomplished jazz trumpeter and Iraqi santoor player Amir El Saffar for a dramatic evening of spoken word and melodic solos.

Fri., Mar. 6, 2009, 7:30 PM

Family Theater

$18.00

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Shakespeare in the Arab World

This discussion examines Arab-Islamic interpretations of Shakespeare and why the Bard's stories work so well within a cultural context so seemingly far removed.

Sat., Mar. 7, 2009, 5:00 PM

Millennium Stage

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Elmaz Abinader and the Country of Origin Band: Country of Origin

In this one-woman show, three generations of Lebanese-American women tell stories of the challenges of living in two worlds and trying to fit in one without erasing the other. Musical director Tony Khalife leads the Country of Origin Band.

Mon., Mar. 9, 2009, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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Nathalie Handal

This multimedia evening features Handal reading her poetry; a monologue about a woman storyteller, traditionally a male-only role; and a short film.

Wed., Mar. 11, 2009, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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Khamsoun ("Fifty")

This production chronicles an important period in Tunisia's history, spanning 50 years from the country's independence to 2006.

Mar. 14 - 15, 2009

Terrace Theater

$25.00

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