December 5 - 19, 2021
1 hour and 50 minutes with one intermission
In 2003, newly wed Layal imagines a future with her family as they make plans to immigrate to the U.S. from Baghdad. 17 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.
Layalina was originally developed as part of the Goodman's Future Labs program—a series of workshops and presentations written and led by artists of color. Learn more at GoodmanTheatre.org/FutureLabs.
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