Noura

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Noura

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  2w, 2m, 1boy(s)

Noura challenges our notions of belonging, shame and sacrifice through a portrait of Iraqi immigrants in New York.

Image: 2018 Playwrights Horizons Production (Joan Marcus)

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2w, 2m, 1boy(s)
  • Duration
    Duration
    90 minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Christmas/Holiday
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult

Details

Summary
As Noura and her husband Tariq prepare to celebrate a traditional Christmas, she looks forward to welcoming a special guest—Maryam, a young Iraqi refugee. But the girl’s arrival opens wounds the family has tried to leave behind, forcing them to confront where they are, where they’ve been and who they have become.
Maryam

Yazen/Alex

Rafa’a

Tareq/Tim

Noura

  • Time Period Present Day
  • Setting Christmas Eve in New York
  • Additional Features No intermission
  • Duration 90 minutes
  • Cautions
    • Mild Adult Themes
    • Smoking

Media

"An enchanting and poetic new play" Theatre is Easy

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  • Noura

    Image: 2018 Playwrights Horizons Production (Joan Marcus)

Licensing & Materials

  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Authors

Heather Raffo

Heather Raffo is a singular and outstanding voice in the American theatre whose work has been championed by The New Yorker as “an example of how art can remake the world.” Having helped forge a new genre of Arab American theatre, she’s spent her career writing and embodying s ...

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