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I Heart Hamas and Other Things I'm Afraid To Tell You

Date:
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Time:
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Event Type:
Concert/Show
Organizer/Author:
Jennifer Jajeh
Email:
Location Details:
Off Market Theaters
965 Mission Street (Between 5th and 6th St.)
San Francisco, CA 94103

"I Heart Hamas: And Other Things I'm Afraid to Tell You"
Written and Performed by Jennifer Jajeh
Directed by W. Kamau Bell

With the current ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, the threat of global terrorism, and the never-ending negotiations and hostilities between Israelis and Palestinians, its hard not to feel overwhelmed by all of the bad international news. That's exactly how Jennifer Jajeh feels. And to make matters worse, Jennifer is Palestinian. Well, Palestinian American. Or more precisely: a single, Christian, first generation, Palestinian American woman who chooses to return to her parents' hometown of Ramallah at the start of the Second Intifada.

Join her on American and Palestinian soil on auditions, bad dates, and across military checkpoints as she navigates the thorny terrain around Palestinian identity. Weaving together humor, slides, pop culture references and live theatre, Jajeh explores how she becomes Palestinian-ized, then politicized and eventually radicalized in a fresh, often funny, searingly honest way.

"I Heart Hamas: And Other Things Im Afraid To Tell You", recognized by NYTheatre.com as "a fascinating look into a world we don't often see or hear about", made its world premiere in 2008 as a part of New York International Fringe Festival. Following strong media praise and audience reception, the play ran for 3 months in San Francisco in Fall 2009 as a co-production with Off-Market Theaters.

Added to the calendar on Fri, Jan 22, 2010 4:16PM
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