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CULTUREMART 2012: The Strangest Betty Shamieh


Additional development support provided by the Lark Play Development Center, New Dramatists with support from the Creativity Fund, and Noor Theatre, currently a Company-in-Residence at New York Theatre Workshop.


The Strangest played from February 04-05 in the Mainstage Theatre as part of CULTUREMART 2012. View the post-show discussion with the artists here >>

About the show

Midway through Camus's classic "The Stranger," an unnamed Arab is killed. Leaping from this moment and working backwards through possible histories of tangled romance, ethnic conflict and random violence, Betty Shamieh has crafted a new play inspired by this unknown character. The Strangest is an absurdist murder mystery about three Algerian brothers who vie for the love of the same woman, one of whom will be inexplicably gunned down by a French stranger. Infused with elements of Middle Eastern storytelling traditions, audience members enter into a simulation of an Algerian coffeehouse where masters of the oral tradition once told tales. A workshop production directed by May Adrales.



All Shows in Culturemart: $15

Sat February 4* | 8:30pm
Sun February 5 | 8:30pm

*Post-show talkback with the artist following the show on 

Representation in a Time of Revolution - Artists & Producers on the Arab Spring and Perceptions of Arab-American Performance

Can't make the performance? RSVP to view the talk-back online at HERE OnDemand!

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