January 6 | 7pm
By Bess Welden with Arabic translation by Ali Al Mshakheel
Directed by Todd Brian Backus
Jamie, a fiercely independent Jewish-American photojournalist, calls up an old friend, Ibrahim, in the middle of the night for help and advice. This decade-spanning drama, written in English and Arabic, explores what it means to truly communicate across languages and cultures as well as within our own families, and how each of us defines and finds our own malja (refuge).
Dear Elizabeth by Sarah Ruhl
January 12 – 14 | 7pm
Enjoy Sarah Ruhl’s beloved play, Dear Elizabeth, with a rotating cast of Affiliate Artists. a moving and innovative play based on one of the greatest correspondences in literary history — from 1947 to 1977, Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop exchanged more than four hundred letters. A Dark Week Project will present only three staged readings on the Mainstage.