Dijla Wal Furat: Between the Tigris and the Euphrates

In the infancy of the war, Iraq is already filled with ghosts. The lives of four U.S Marines, a French reporter and four Iraqis are forever changed after an errant mortar round kills a child during the rush to Baghdad. Phantoms haunt the people of a burning Baghdad, trying to prevent the bloodletting to come, and as Sadaam’s statue falls in Firdos Square, the Marines and Iraqis are forced together in a moment which will test their humanity, empathy and potential for forgiveness.

Written by Maurice Decaul
Directed by Alex Mallory
Featuring Ali Andre Ali, Victory Chappotin, Fahim Hamid*, Ankur Rathee, Temesgen Tocruray, Nabil Viñas, Perri Yaniv* and Katie Zaffrann*

Stage Managed by Abby Vincent, Lighting Design by Derek Miller, Technical Direction by Ori Bensimhon. Costume Design by Liene Dobraja, Sound Design by Jamie A. Diaz, Properties Design by Travis Bell, Set Design by Paul DePoo III, Assistant Direction by Jessica Barnhill

*Appeared courtesy of Actors Equity Association

“Playwright Maurice Decaul’s examination of the early stages of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, serves as a potent reminder that war is one of the more pointless enterprises in which humanity engages with great and repetitive frequency” –Talkin’ Broadway

“The performances under Alex Mallory’s direction are first-rate all around.” –Talkin’ Broadway

“It’s a dreamlike experience that leaves the audience contemplating the true extent and fallout of a seemingly unending conflict.” –New York Theater Review

“fresh and relevant” –New York Theater Review

“Visually stunning” –Charged.fm

“Euphrates constantly emphasizes the fundamental unity and humanity among everyone in the war, struggling just to survive.” –Charged.fm

 

Photos by Bjorn Bolinder (http://www.findthelightphotography.com)

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