In Algeria They Know My Name
Mizna and Dreamland Arts present In Algeria They Know My Name. Written and performed by Taous Khazem, direction and dramaturgy by Zaraawar Mistry.
In Algeria, they say you don't marry one finger, you marry all ten. In this heartfelt and humorous one woman play, Minnesota-raised Taous Khazem travels to her father's homeland to work as a theater artist, and unexpectedly falls in love with an Algerian clown. Caught in between traditions, religions and misconceptions, Taous struggles to find a sense of belonging in a foreign land, but ultimately discovers a fresh meaning of home, family, art and bicycle rides.
"Khazem is an engaging performer who lets the story unfold in a natural, conversational way. Using a handful of travel crates packed with props from her experiences in Algeria, Khazem builds a rich world full of fussy in-laws, angry journalists . . . and tres cool friends." --Ed Huyck, City Pages
Friday-Sunday, April 15-17, at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $5-$15 (Pay What You Can)
Buy tickets online and get 25% off at Groundswell
See below for the full PDF press release, including information on another appearance by Taous April 23 in Leyya Tawil's experimental dance piece!
Also check out Mizna's interview with Taous to learn more about the play and see some action shots of rehearsal.
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Mizna is a Twin Cities non-profit arts organization that promotes contemporary expressions of Arab American culture. We publish the literary journal Mizna: Prose, Poetry and Art Exploring Arab America, produce the Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, and offer varied other readings, performances, art projects, and community events involving an exceptionally talented and diverse range of local, national, and international Arab American artists.
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