After - a World Premiere By Mona Mansour & Tala Manassah
from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
York College Theatre continues its 2012-13 “Season of Diversity” with AFTER, a world premiere play by Mona Mansour and Tala Manassah that reveals the captivating world and intimate struggles of an Arab-American family in New York City.
Set in a family-owned bookstore in modern-day Brooklyn, Tariq, a high school student barely skirting straight F’s, struggles to find his voice in his family and surrounding community. With his only friend Amelia, a dedicated activist, Tariq exploits his one superior talent that is nothing short of dangerous: hacking the internet. When his cousin Rania arrives to the United States under extremely mysterious circumstances, her presence causes a series of events that force Tariq and his family to reevaluate their fundamental ideas about generational differences, discrimination, and truth.
Following The House, commissioned by Noor Theater (resident company at New York Theater Workshop) and The Letter, produced by Golden Thread in San Francisco this past fall, Mansour and Manassah continue their collaboration of creating original work with AFTER. Director Hadi Tabbal played the lead role in Mansour’s world premiere production of The Hour of Feeling at The 2012 Humana Festival for New American Plays, directed by Mark Wing-Davey.
Discuss the play with the director and cast of AFTER. There will be a question and answer forum following each performance.