Eight years ago, Noura and her family fled their home in Iraq. Today, she plans the perfect Christmas dinner to celebrate their new life in New York. But when the arrival of a visitor stirs up long-buried memories, she and her husband are forced to confront the cost of their choices, and retrace the past they left behind. With compassion and startling clarity, Heather Raffo’s play charts the intricate pathways of motherhood and marriage — and the fragile architecture of what we call home.
Shakespeare Theater Company presented the world premiere of Noura as part of the second Women’s Voices Theater Festival in January and February of 2018. After its world-premiere, the show debuted in the Middle East at the Arts Center at New York University Abu Dhabi in May 2018. Noura moved back to the United States for its Off-Broadway premiere at Playwright’s Horizont’s Mainstage Theater between November 27 – December 30, 2018
Written by Heather Raffo.
Directed by Joanna Settle.
Maryam – Dahlia Azama
Yazen/Alex – Gabriel Brumberg (DC), Logan Settle Rishard (AD), Liam Campora (NYC)
Rafa’a- Matthew David
Tareq/Tim – Nabil Elouahabi
Noura – Heather Raffo
Scenic Design: Andrew Lieberman
Costume Design: Tilly Grimes
Lighting Design: Masha Tsimring
Sound Design: Obadiah Eaves
Production Stage Manager: Jess Slocum (DC, AD)Laura Smith (NYC)
Assistant Stage Manager: Christopher Michael Borg (DC, AD), Shane Schnetzler (NYC )