"Love In Afghanistan" At Arena Stage

"Love In Afghanistan" At Arena Stage

In this new play by Charles Randolph Wright, an American hip-hop star and an Afghan interpreter navigate romance in chaotic, war-torn Afghanistan.

In this new play by Charles Randolph Wright, an American hip-hop star and an Afghan interpreter navigate romance in chaotic, war-torn Afghanistan. The young woman has an intriguing past, having posed as a boy in order to attain the freedoms and status of a male in her society. Issues of race, religion and culture emerge in this complex love story. We speak with the playwright and an Afghan woman, now a student at an American university, who consulted on the script.

Guests

Charles Randolph Wright

Resident Playwright, Arena Stage; Director, writer, producer of film, television, and theater

Faheema Eissar

Student, Hanover University, Indiana; Volunteer Administrator, Initiative to Educate Afghan Women(IEAW)

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Clip From "Love In Afghanistan"

In this scene, "Show Me Afghanistan," Duke, an American hip-hop artist (Khris Davis), asks Roya, an Afghan interpreter (Melis Aker), to take him off Bagram Air Force Base and show him the true Afghanistan.

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