|INDO-AMERICAN ARTS COUNCIL &
Rehana Lew Mirza's play
Directed by Colette Robert
In commemoration of the tragedy of 9/11
September 11, 2011 at 7 pm at HERE theatre, 145 Sixth Ave,
(entrance on Dominik Street) NYC.
ALL ticket holders are invited to a PRE-performance reception and discussion
(with the Playwright, Director & cast) at 4:30 pm.
Tickets: $30 general admission; $25 IAAC members/students w/ID
(Tickets include the reception, discussion and performance)
|About Barriers: Barriers takes place four months after 9/11 and deals with the Chinese/Pakistani Abbas family, and the loss of their oldest son Nabhil at the World Trade Center. The Abbas's only daughter, Sunima, comes home to announce her pending engagement to a white man. However, Sunima’s news becomes lost in a mire of household problems and she gets trapped in the family loss they never dealt with. As this multi-cultural family begins to fragment, we begin to piece together the past each one hides, and the future they all share.
Originally mounted in 2002 at HERE and then subsequently co-produced with the Asian American Theater Company in San Francisco and Los Angeles in 2003, Barriers is returning to the stage slightly reworked to look back on the ten-year anniversary of the World Trade Center tragedy.
This production is a part of HEREstay, HERE's curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical support.
* Actors appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Union.
|IAAC Benefit Schedule:
Pre-performance Reception with Playwright, Director, Cast
Discussion and Q&A with Playwright, Director & Cast during the reception.
Performance of Barriers