Meet Fadwa Faranesh, an unmarried, 30-something Palestinian woman living in Bethlehem in the politically volatile West Bank. Known for her delectable cooking and deep-seated sense of duty to her family and aging father, our kitchen maven insists on continuing the preparations for the wedding of her younger sister, despite constraints of daily life under occupation. Politics blend with family tensions to create a sometimes humorous and sometimes heartbreaking meal. This new play melds the fight a Palestinian family wages to hold onto its traditional culture with its need to celebrate love, joy and hope.
Featuring Maha Chehalaoui, Nasser Faris, Lameece Issaq, Kathryn Kates, Arian Moayed, Heather Raffo, Haaz Sleinman. Scenic design by Andromache Chalfant, Costume design by Gabriel Berry, Lighting by Japhy Weidman, Sound design by Jane Shaw, Original music byJane Shaw, Amir Elsaffar and George Ziadeh, Stage management by Lindsey Turteltaub.