The Black Eyed


Text Betty Shamieh
Direction Sam Gold

2007/08 Season

July 17, 2007—August 19, 2007

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Betty Shamieh is a playwright, author, screenwriter and actor. Her newest play, The Black Eyed, depicts four Arab women from across the ages who meet in the afterlife. As these women – who include the Biblical Delilah and a secular modern Arab-American – struggle to come to terms with their lives and their choices, this shockingly funny play skewers traditional views on sex, family, and terrorism. The New York Times says, “Betty Shamieh has the playwright’s most essential gift: the passion for talk. Her rich, urgent prose will fling you into a character’s life as though it were your own.”

Scenic Design Paul Steinberg
Costume Design Gabriel Berry
Lighting Design Jane Cox
Sound Design Darron L West

with Aysan Celik, Lameece Issaq, Jeanine Serralles and Emily Swallow