The Black Eyed
Four Arab women from across the ages meet in the afterlife. As these characters – who include the Biblical Delilah and a secular modern Arab-American - struggle to come to terms with their lives and their choices, this shockingly funny play skewers traditional views on sex, family, and terrorism.
“A gorgeously conceived and realized drama…[Shamieh’s] theatrical imagination, in its agility and its urgency, brings to mind Tony Kushner, whose faith in eloquence as an instrument of change is echoed here.” —The New Yorker
Production and Development History
World Premiere: Magic Theatre (2005). European Premiere: (Greek translation) Fournos Theatre, Athens (2006). Off-Broadway premiere: New York Theatre Workshop (2007).