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Making American Muslim Theater | Oakland

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Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm | Cost: $7*
*$7 adults ($5 students)

Join us for an on-stage conversation with Wajahat Ali, the playwright of Domestic Crusaders, the first major American play on Muslim-Americans. The event includes a short stage reading, and is followed by an interactive audience Q-and-A.

Domestic Crusaders focuses on a day in the life of a modern Muslim Pakistani-American family of six eclectic, unique members, who convene at the family house to celebrate the twenty-first birthday of the youngest child. With a background of 9-11 and the scapegoating of Muslim Americans, the tensions and sparks fly among the three generations, culminating in an intense family battle as each “crusader” struggles to assert and impose their respective voices and opinions, while still attempting to maintain and understand that unifying thread that makes them part of the same family.

The Domestic Crusaders headlined the prestigious 2008 Performing the World Conference at the All Stars Theatre in New York, York in October 2008. A play that originally started as a student assignment premiered on 9-11 in New York, Off-Broadway, at the landmark Nuyorican Poets Café for a historic 5 week run

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Cost: $7*
*$7 adults ($5 students)
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