Syrian play “Oh My Sweet Land” to be presented at Ismaili Centre Burnaby, April 29, 2017

Syrian play "Oh My Sweet Land" to be presented at Ismaili Centre Burnaby, April 29, 2017The Ismaili Centre, Burnaby will feature a play by Silk Road Rising called “Oh My Sweet Land” written by Amir Nizar Zuabi and performed by Susaan Jamshidi depicting a moving love story from Syria.

They came from Damascus, Aleppo, Banias, and beyond — and now they live in camps and abandoned buildings as Syria becomes a haunting memory. In this intimate and compelling drama, a Syrian woman prepares kibbeh in her kitchen while recounting tales of her vanished lover, bringing to life a land torn apart by civil war.

Appetizers: 8:00 pm – Performance: 8:30 pm – Refreshments: 9:45 pm

An appetizer of kibbeh will be served prior to the performance, followed by a sampling of Syrian dessert and coffee afterwards.

About Silk Road Rising: A Chicago based company that creates live theatre that tell stories through a diverse intersection of cultures. The Silk Road is a legacy associated with rich traditions of oral narrative, epic poetry, and storytelling. Thus, the celebrated trade routes serve Silk Road Rising both as a geographic guide as well as a metaphor for intercultural dialogue.

Sat, April 29, 2017
8:00 PM – 10:30 PM PDT
Ismaili Centre, Burnaby
4010 Canada Way
Burnaby, BC V5G 1G8



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