Taxi to Jannah

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Opened Feb 8, 2005
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Nasrudin, a devout Muslim taxi driver and charming raconteur, is brimming with Middle-Eastern folk wisdom which he frequently imparts to his colorful array of passengers as he ekes out his daily life while seeking a higher cause. He longs to establish his own mosque and will go to great lengths to do so. We follow him on his journey and cheer for him along the way, yet not even Nasrudin can anticipate what will ensue as he comes closer and closer to his goal. Can Nasrudin succeed in building a storefront mosque in a derelict storefront church? Can he overcome the resistance of the local mosque hierarchy, the disdain of his father-in-law, the building department, his wife's desire for a new kitchen and his son's basketball dreams? Where will a humble taxi driver find the money for this ambitious project? Taxi to Jannah is a bumpy ride to paradise. Taxi to Jannah has won numerous national playwriting honors including first place in the Xenia National Playwriting Contest and a Silver Medal in the Pinter Prize competition at the University of Tampa. The cast includes: Keisha Alfred, Regina Bartkoff, Amir Darvish, Christopher Diaz, Amir Khafagy, Jacob C. Mirer, and Remy K. Selma. Schedule: Tuesday-Saturday 8:15pm and Sunday 3:15pm.

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http://www.59e59.org