Poetic Words, Lyrical Performances, Iraqi Women's Lives: Nine Parts of Desire
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- “A triumph! An example of how art can remake the world!”<em> – The New Yorker</em>
- “Powerful! Impassioned! Vivid! Memorable!” <em>– The New York Times</em>
<p>This triumphant Off-Broadway hit is “an example of how art can remake the world” (The New Yorker). Taking its title from a famous Muslim maxim, Nine Parts of Desire introduces us to nine extraordinary women – eight Iraqi, one American of Iraqi descent – who share true and intimate stories of how their lives have been irrevocably affected by the war and its chaotic aftermath. Heather Raffo’s poetic words and lyrical performance bring these women – among them a sensual painter, a grieving mother and a forgotten wife – vividly to life, conveying their deepest secrets, most terrifying fears, and ultimately, their yearning for love and peace amidst their devastated world.</p> <p>Playwright and performer Heather Raffo conceived this piece on a family trip to Iraq (her father was born there), and spent years interviewing Iraqi women and weaving their stories into this important, exquisite and inspiring piece of theater. It’s a politically charged play, but it truly doesn’t take a side on the war – rather, it’s a portrait of a devastated world and the humanity that lights it from within.</p>
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