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By Martin Yousif Zebari
Directed by Azar Kazemi

In 2003, newly wed Layal plans a future with her family as they make plans to immigrate to the U.S. from Baghdad. 18 years later, just outside of Chicago, Layal’s life and responsibilities look unimaginably different from what she had envisioned two decades before. Martin Yousif Zebari’s surprising new play examines how families maintain their love in the midst of turbulent global and social change.

Please make a reservation to view this performance. After completing your reservation, you will receive a print-at-home ticket with details about how to stream the reading. It will be available to watch anytime February 11 – 17, 2021.

Runtime is 1 hour and 50 minutes , including a 10 minute intermission.



Martin Yousif Zebari


Azar Kazemi


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Sahar Dika


Arash Fakhrabadi


Becca Khalil


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Revon Yousif

Young Mazin/Yousif

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Ethan Hova


Gloria Imseih Petrelli

Stage Directions

Jennifer Aparicio

Stage Manager