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$25 for any performance during the run (regular price tickets are $30),
with the code:
PLUS a special talkback following the
Sunday April 12th, 4pm
moderated by Aroon Shivdasani and with playwright Rehana Mirza
Rehana Mirza's Soldier X
by Rehana Lew Mirza
directed by Lucie Tiberghien
SOLDIER X follows a young biracial uniformed social worker, Monica, who falls for a returning veteran, Jay, and the subsequent love triangle that ensues when he decides he is in love with his fallen Marine's Muslim sister. The play tallies the emotional scars inflicted on our young men and women returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. How exactly do you rejoin a society that remains as conflicted about its wars as it is with issues of race and gender?
March 24 - April 19
HERE (145 Sixth Avenue)

Featuring - Kaliswa Brewster, Cleo Gray, Jared McNeill,
Turna Mete
& Carolyn Michelle Smith

designs by Daniel Conway (sets), Beth Goldenberg (costumes), Peter West (lights),
Broken Chord (sound) stage managed by Jennifer Delac

TICKETS: http://www.here.org/shows/detail/1610/
Tickets $30, student/senior $15 with valid ID, veteran $10
MORE INFO: http://ma-yitheatre.org
Runtime: Approx. 2 hours (includes a 10 min intermission)
Rehana Lew MirzaAbout the playwright: Rehana Lew Mirza first made her mark as the Artistic Director and co-founder of Desipina and Company, an award-winning South Asian theater company that produced sevenconsecutiveseasons of the hit production, SEVEN.11 CONVENIENCE THEATER. Also through Desipina, theyproduced Mirza's play BARRIERS, which took a look at the backlash towards South Asians and Muslims following 9/11. BARRIERS went on to be presented by the Asian American Theater Company in SF and LA. Her other plays include LONELY LEELA at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center; A DISTANT RELATION; PARTICLES OF PAKISTAN for Ensemble Studio Theatre's Sloan Commission; and IF IT'S SAD I DON'T WANT TO SEE IT at Queens Theater in the Park. She is also the writer/director of "Hiding Divya," a feature film starring Madhur Jaffrey and Pooja Kumar. She is a member of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab, having served as its co-director for two years.
The Indo-American Arts Council is a 501 ©3 not-for-profit secular arts organization passionately dedicated to promoting, showcasing and building an awareness of artists of Indian origin in the performing arts, visual arts, literary arts and folk arts. For information please visit www.iaac.us.
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