Streaming On Demand
November 15 — 28

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, Ayad Akhtar, comes a thrillingly fierce yet tender new play about identity, religion and the contradictions that make us who we are. Brilliant Pakistani-American writer Zarina is focused on finishing her novel about women and Islam when she meets Eli, a young convert who bridges the gulf between her modern life and her traditional heritage. But when her conservative father and sister discover her controversial manuscript, they are all forced to confront the beliefs that define them.

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This play is filmed to stream on stage at TheaterWorks Hartford.

“A fiery and probing new play, crackling with ideas.” (The New York Times)

Cast & Creatives


Rajesh Bose


Jessica Jain


Sanam Laila Hashemi


Stephen Elrod


Ayad Akhtar


Aneesha Kudtarkar

Set Design

Brian Prather

Adapted from a design for the stage by

Michael Schweikardt

Costume Design

Mika Eubanks

Lighting Design

Amith Chandrashaker

Sound Design

S. R.

Video Production

Miceli Productions