Return to Haifa

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Opened Feb 4, 2010
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Does your heart lead you home? 1948 marked the birth of the Jewish state and the exodus of 500,000 Palestinians from Israel. Safiyeh and Said fled during the fighting and were forced to leave their infant son behind in his crib. Holocaust survivors Ephraim and Miriam arrive in Haifa where they are given a new last name, the abandoned home and the baby to raise as their own. Now 20 years later, the boy's birth parents return, hoping to recover what they once lost. Adapted by Israeli Playwright Ibrahim Miari from the seminal Palestinian novella, Return to Haifa is an intensely intimate story about how we draw the lines of home, family and identity across time and politics.

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