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I Heart Hamas: And Other Things I'm Afraid to Tell You
Date Friday August 20
Time 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
StageWerx Theatre
533 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Event Type Concert/Show
Organizer/Author
I Heart Hamas: And Other Things I’m Afraid to Tell You returns to the Bay Area for 2 FINAL performamces in 2010 as part of the Solo Performance Workshop Festival!

Jennifer is Palestinian. Well, Palestinian American. Or more precisely: a single, Catholic, first generation, Palestinian American woman who chooses to return to her parents’ hometown of Ramallah at the start of the Second Intifada.

Actress and writer Jennifer Jajeh, with award winning director W. Kamau Bell, present I Heart Hamas, a tragicomic solo theater show. Sick and tired of the unsolicited discussions, debate and disagreements about her identity and her opinions about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Jennifer tries to figure it out for herself. Join her on American and Palestinian soil on auditions, bad dates, and across military checkpoints as she navigates the thorny terrain around Palestinian identity.

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
"Jennifer Jajeh has an interesting story to tell. Sometimes-humorous, sometimes-disturbing... her discoveries of what life in Ramallah is like for Palestinians may be revelatory for most Americans."

FLAVORPILL
“Incredibly funny! Jajeh’s talent for storytelling with a combustive blend of humor and pathos is on full display… (Jajeh) has created a fresh, irreverent, and heartfelt take on trans-national identity politics and representations of the Middle East”

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
“Editor’s Pick”

SF WEEKLY
“By all accounts, the show is calmer and more nuanced than the title; it tells the story of Jajeh’s own surprisingly funny encounters in Ramallah and here at home, and addresses the ongoing international holy war from the perspective of a regular, if highly intelligent, young person”

TWIN CITIES DAILY PLANET
“Look for this author-actor to carve out a national name of great consequence before long”

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