Again and Against
Dahlia, a politically active Arab-American graduate student at Columbia, is detained and interrogated by an Arab-American FBI agent, Omar, who is determined to stop terrorism at all costs. Omar tells Dahlia that her boyfriend used her as a pawn in a terrorist plot. Dahlia must figure out whether to believe him and reveal evidence that may entrap her lover and herself.
”If the aim is to show the characters’ different strengths and flaws, it’s successfully done. There’s constantly a sense of tension in the play, forcing the story forward and keeping the audience on the edge of their seats.”—Teaterstockholm
Production and Development History
World Premiere: (Swedish translation) Playhouse Teater, Stockholm.
Selected for Russian translation and presented at the Ljubimovka Festival with support from U.S. Russia Bi-Lateral Presidential Commission and Lark Play Development Center in 2011.