Drama Under the Desert Tackles Religion, Faith and Love
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The last date listed for Under the Desert was Sunday September 30, 2012 / 7:00pm.
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An African-American attorney with a successful career discovers she has an Iraqi half-sister she never knew about in award-winning playwright Wendy Graf's latest work. This hard-hitting drama about family conflict and clashing cultures stars L.A Weekly and NAACP Award-winner Diarra Kilpatrick as up-and-coming corporate attorney Julie Dolan, whose carefully constructed life begins to crumble when she meets her half-sister Neyla. Neyla, a violinist, has fled Iraq to audition for Julliard, but Julie suspects there is more to her story. Graf's fresh spin on racial relations gives each of its characters their own voice and point of view as they navigate in a world that has become interconnected and multicultural on every level. Learn More
Quotes & Highlights
- "An armrest-gripping story that investigates, indeed, <em>confuses</em>, the line between sacred and profane love. Think of a collaboration between Albert Camus and Carlos Castenada. It's a simple production (the set, the clipped dialogue, the abbreviated gestures, the hermit lives of the two protagonists). But its simplicity belies a slew of pertinent unanswered (and unanswerable) questions. The production elicits stupefaction, admiration, delight and, most of all, empathy." --<a target="_blank" href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-scarborough/under-the-desert_b_1850598.html"><em>The Huffington Post</em></a>
About the Production Team
Playwright – Raymond King Shurtz
Directed by – Kiff Scholl
Produced by – Sean Thomas and Rodney Patterson
Set Design – Joel Daavid and Marine Walton
Lighting and Sound Design - Matt Richter
The Stellar Actors
Alana Dietze as “Ellie”
Sean Thomas as “Tom”