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Return to Haifa Closing (Theater and Galleries) Recommended The Short List (Theater)

When: Thursdays-Sundays, Mon., Feb. 8, Wed., Feb. 24, 1 p.m. and Wed., March 3, 1 p.m. Continues through March 21 2010

A child is caught in the middle and questions are raised about the nature of family and identity when Holocaust survivors Jakob and Sarah move into the former home of displaced Palestinians Ishmail and Safiyeh. Based on a novella by Ghassan Kanafani, M.E.H. Lewis's play dramatizes complex and tragic issues surrounding the birth of Israel in 1948. Diana Simonzadeh turns in a nuanced, heart-wrenching performance as guilt-ridden Safiyeh. Thoughtfully staged by Jason Southerland, this Next Theatre production is sure to stir opinions and emotions. --Marissa Oberlander

Price: $25-$40


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