Not every fairy tale has sunshine. This world-premiere play follows Dima, a 16-year old girl with a rare skin condition. Cloistered away in her bedroom, her parents worry that she’ll never have the “normal” American teenage experience they sought for her when they came to New York from Afghanistan. Little do they know that Dima’s getting by with some help from her secret friends — Elliot, a poet who hangs out under her window hawking rhymes, and Speedo, a talking nurse shark who saves the day in more ways than one. But will Dima get her happy ending? Rapunzel never had it this bad … or this good.
On November 11 after the matinee, APAC hosts the post show discussion: “TO VEIL OR NOT TO VEIL?” — ISRA ALI, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
Isra Ali will provide context around the significance of the veil in Afghan Muslim culture — and why some women choose wear it and others don’t.
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