|Yazen (Aarya Batchu) and Noura (Gamze Ceylan) in front of the tree|
(photo by Dan Norman)
|Noura (Gamze Ceylan, photo by Dan Norman)|
Like in the recent Broadway tour of The Band's Visit, it's so wonderful to see an entire cast of Middle Eastern decent, to hear an authentic story that depicts the full range of humanity in these characters. The Guthrie is presenting two more works by Arab artists (Grey Rock this weekend and Jogging next weekend, both in the Dowling Studio) and a community conversation after this Sunday's matinee of Noura, which will include the playwright. Click here for more information on this "Celebration of Arab Artistry" and to make reservations for this free event.
It's so important to understand, empathize, and find community with our fellow human beings from different cultures, religions, and nations, and theater allows us to do that. Noura is a beautiful example of that.
You can see Noura on the Guthrie's proscenium stage now through February 16.