If you’re interested in the Middle East or excited to learn about new cultures, don’t miss out on seeing Kuwaiti playwright Sulayman Al Bassam’s topical, beautifully rendered play Petrol Station this spring. Al Bassam, who is an artist-in-residence at NYU, has written and directed a true tour de force about life in the Persian Gulf. It focuses on a remote petrol station in the desert and the tale of two half-brothers battling for their father’s favor. Themes and inspirations include the literature of the Palestinian diaspora, stories from Americana, and Sumerian legends. This is bound to be a truly edifying, intellectually fascinating show, so make sure not to miss out.
Friday, March 24, 2017 – Sunday, March 26, 2017