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"In the Book Of" by John Walch

Apr 23 2012 - 4:00pm

“Where you go, I will go…” Ruth 1:16
This contemporary reimagining of The Book of Ruth explores the ongoing debate on Immigration. Two women—Naomi, an Army lieutenant, and Anisah, her Afghan translator—lose their husbands in the war. Upon discharge, the young officer sees the danger her translator is in, and brings Anisah to her home in Mississippi. This act of kindness is met with open hostility by Naomi’s sister-in-law, Gail, who is running for mayor on an immigration platform and makes immigrant deportment the focus of her campaign. By turns funny and moving, this timeless story adapted from the Old Testament challenges notions of what it means to be an American as it contemplates the redemptive power of welcoming the stranger.

Directed by Risa Brainin

Public Reading - Please Call 212-757-6960 For Reservations

Event Details
  • Location
    424 West 44th Street
  • Open to the Public
 
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