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People of the Book

In this world premiere play by ACT 2018 Core Member, Yussef El Guindi, lust, jealousy, and post-traumatic stress bring things between old friends to a boil. Jason is a veteran of the Iraq War who returns home to literary glory after writing an international best-seller, a heroic account of his wartime experience. His celebrity is underscored by his marriage to Madeeha, an Iraqi woman he saved in a house-to-house raid. When he reunites with old friends, Amir and Lynn, questions start to emerge about the veracity of the book and its particular patriotic American gaze.

Patrons know El Guindi’s previous work at ACT, Threesome and Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World (for which he won the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award for 2012).

Dialogue
Facilitated conversations after the performance with members of the audience about the themes of the play. 

Event details

Date

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7:30PM

Venue

Allen Theatre

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