WHEN FARAH CRIES

by Mudar Alhaggi
directed by Naila Al Atrash
July 25 - 27, 2019

NORTH AMERICAN/
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PREMIERE

Outcalt Theatre @ Playhouse Square

BorderLight International Theatre + Fringe Festival presents

Production Sponsored by Dobama Theatre

Run time: TBD .
Content Advisory: Adult Language, Violence

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The story

When Farah Cries is the story of a young woman who joined the Syrian revolution. Her personal emancipation from domestic and societal boundaries arises simultaneously with the attempted political liberation of a whole country. Can Farah, despite all odds, believe in hope, in freedom and in a better future?


Think about the future. Before I experienced the protests, I used to think that my only connections to this country, to Syria, were just ordinary emotions like the ones they talk about at school. But I feel something else now; I feel that Syria is mine. The stones of Bab Touma, the cafes in Qasiyun and the magicians in Baramka all belong to me. Do you know what it means to suddenly realise that these things belong to you, that you’re responsible for them and that you can also enjoy them? But why did I only realise this after being part of the protests? Because I experienced what it’s like to be free. When you know what it’s like to be free, you realise how strong you are.
— Donya, WHEN FARAH CRIES

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