Love in Afghanistan
By resident playwright Charles Randolph-Wright
Directed by Lucie Tiberghien
Post-Show Conversations with Artists and Staff
Engage with our shows beyond the performance at a post-show conversation.
Tuesday, November 5 after the 12:00 p.m. matinee
Wednesday, November 6 after the 12:00 p.m. matinee
Thursday, November 7 after the 8:00 p.m. performance
Tuesday, November 12 after the 7:30 p.m. performance
Engage@ArenaStage Panel Series
Panel discussions featuring experts in the content/ideas presented by the performance.
What’s It Like to Be a Woman in Afghanistan?
October 26, 2013 following 2:00 p.m. matinee
From education to voting rights to physical safety, Afghanistan is one of the most challenging places in the world to be a woman right now. Join us for a post-show discussion exploring women’s rights in Afghanistan—the peril, the progress and the potential. Panelists include Anita McBride, former chief of staff to First Lady Laura Bush and a member of the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council; Homira Nassery, Aschiana Foundation Board Member and an Advisory Committee member of Women for Afghan Women; and Faheema Eissar, volunteer administrator with the Initiative to Educate Afghan Women.
Afghanistan—What’s Going to Happen After We Leave?
November 16, 2013 following 2:00 p.m. matinee
Love in Afghanistan raises many questions, including: What’s going to happen after American military presence withdraws? What does the U.S. exit strategy mean for Afghanistan, and for the men and women who have worked closely with U.S. forces? Join us for an in-depth discussion with Afghan journalist Shafi Sharifi and U.S. Army Reserve Captain Matt Zeller, who served as a combat adviser in Afghanistan, exploring the current climate and the future, including issues affecting Afghan translators, security, elections, women’s rights and youth activism.
Beyond the Headlines: Discovering Afghanistan
November 17, 2013 following 1:00 p.m. matinee
Most Americans know little about Afghan culture, which is rarely covered by the media focused on conflict. Go beyond the headlines with authors Stephen Landrigan and Qais Akbar Omar to explore the heart of Afghan culture that remains unknown to most Americans and discover what it takes to build a future for this vibrant country. Landrigan and Omar are co-authors of Shakespeare in Kabul, and Omar recently released the memoir A Fort of Nine Towers.