Leila Buck’s American Dreams & Arabian Nights (work-in-progress)
In American Dreams & Arabian Nights (work-in-progress), Scheherezade Brown returns to the U.S. from a year in the West Bank, pregnant and engaged to a Palestinian Muslim man. Staying with her WASP father and Lebanese mother in their comfortable suburban home, she must convince both the government and her family to let her love in. In the process she begins to investigate her own roots and his through letters to their unborn child. As she struggles to hold on to love and trust across miles and time zones, her jet lag, dreams, and nightmares create a magical, liminal space where boundaries between past and present, here and there, truth and fiction begin to blur, and anything seems possible. Weaving storytelling, dreams, music and more, this playful piece from Leila Buck invites the audience into an interactive exploration of what it means to be(come) American.
General Admission: Seated