Food and Fadwa


Text Lameece Issaq and Jacob Kader
Direction Shana Gold
A Co-Production with NOOR Theatre

2011/12 Season

May 18, 2012—June 24, 2012

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Meet Fadwa Faranesh, an unmarried, 30-something 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. Politics blend with family tensions to create a sometimes humorous and sometimes heartbreaking meal. Story by Lameece Issaq and Jacob Kader and directed by Shana Gold, this new play melds the fight a Palestinian family wages to hold onto its traditional culture with its need to celebrate love, joy and hope. NYTW teams up with company-in-residence Noor Theatre to present Food and Fadwa.

Scenic Design Andromache Chalfant
Costume Design Gabriel Berry
Lighting Design Japhy Weideman
Sound Design Jane Shaw
Original Music Jane Shaw, Amir ElSaffar and George Ziadeh
Music Consultation George Ziadeh and Amir El Saffar
Stage Manager Lindsey Turteltaub