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ID Studio Theater

Oh My Sweet Land

Bronx 10/8

Written & Directed by Amir Nizar Zuabi

Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 4:00PM

"We met people in the harshest moments of their life, yet still they were generous, full of grace, hope and even humour. This piece is inspired by their stories but more than anything it is inspired by their spirit – that elastic rubber-like ability humans have to adapt and to weather the storm." 

In its U.S premiere, writer and director AMIR NIZAR ZUABI and PLAYCO will present OH MY SWEET LAND for the first time in home kitchens and community spaces creating a theatrical experience that will be close, personal and lift what’s happening in Syria out of the news cycle and into a simple human interaction that allows us to hear and feel in a different way.

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Step into the kitchen. The onions are cooking on the stove and meat is on the cutting board waiting to be chopped. Our host is preparing kubah, a traditional Syrian dish. While she cooks, she tells us the story of meeting Ashraf, a Syrian exile, and falling in love with him as he desperately tries to help those he was forced to leave behind. When he vanishes, she impulsively trails him to her homeland—one she has never known, now consumed by war. As the meal comes together and then falls apart, we learn the stories of brutality, grace, and humanity of the Syrian refugees she meets along the way.

 

ID Studio Theater

311 East 140th Street, Bronx, NY 10454