Food and Fadwa

MOVE 2019 Arab American Summit Friday Night Signature Event 

8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2019
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

A staged reading in partnership with Mike Mosallam Productions
Written by Lameece Issaq and Jacob Kader
Directed by Mike Mosallam

Join AANM and MOVE 2019 for a staged reading of Food and Fadwa, the MOVE 2019 Friday night signature event.Meet Fadwa Faranesh, an unmarried Palestinian woman living in Bethlehem in the politically volatile West Bank. Known for her delectable cooking and deep-seated sense of duty to her family and aging father, our kitchen maven insists on continuing the preparations for the wedding of her younger sister, despite constraints of daily life under occupation. Originally produced in New York at New York Theater Workshop, the play examines a Palestinian family's fight to hold onto its home and culture, with its need to celebrate love, joy and hope. Lameece Issaq reprises her role as Fadwa, which Variety called "stunning, and the warm heart of Food and Fadwa, a bittersweet new play." 


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