September 23-October 15, 2023 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center


After their mother’s death, the adult twins Simon and Janine are asked to search for their father and brother in an unnamed Middle Eastern country. As each of them navigates the clues left behind, they discover their mother got pregnant as a teenager and had to give up the child. Nawal spent her lifetime searching for this son, while navigating a country torn apart by civil war. As the narrative comes to a dramatic conclusion, Lebanese-Quebecois playwright Wajdi Mouawad uses the search to tell the story of a family’s efforts to come to grips with its past.


Nancy Blum, Maryland Theatre Guide says the play is “timely, entertaining, and profoundly moving”


John Stoltenberg of DC Theatre Arts says it is “an enthralling and challenging production” 

and one where “the storytelling is complex and gripping”




Top:  Neagheen Homaifar, Ahmad Kamal, Steve Lebens

Middle:  Ramsey Zeitouney, Lisa Hill-Corley, Hilary Kacser

Bottom:  Deema Turkomani, Melan Perez, George Kassouf




Emel Haddad 

Shana Laski (understudy)


Playwright:  Wajdi Mouawad

Translator:  Linda Gaboriau

Director:  Karin Rosnizeck

Assistant Director:  Shana Laski

Stage Manager:  Caroline Johnson

Lighting Designer:  Ian Claar

Projections Designer:  Hailey LaRoe

Costume Designer:  Jeremy Pritchard

 Set Designer:  Simone Schneeberg

Movement/Fight/Intimacy :  Natasha Mirny

Technical Assistant:  Laura Schlachtmeyer

Improvising Musician:  Tina Chancey

Music Advisors:  Bari Biern & Scott Sedar