Layla's Sahra

The Robert Moss Theater at 440 Studios
440 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

As Layla prepares for her traditional wedding-eve party, or "sahra," she gets a case of cold feet. As an Arab-American and the first in her family to marry a non-Arab, Layla is afraid that this clash of cultures will later complicate her marriage. Surrounded by her cynical older sister, high-strung mother, dementia-plagued grandmother and club-kid cousins, Layla embarks on a roller-coaster ride of emotions while dodging the well-intended but ridiculous beauty, fashion, and party tips offered by her family. Layla must explain to her all-American fiancé the importance of the "traditional groom's haircut" which he must endure seated in the middle of the family room, surrounded by Layla's belly-dancing family. An overabundance of food (dishes of stuffed grape leaves, rice, hummus, too many lambs, and a misplaced tuna casserole), and the questionable Arab-style Saturday Night Fever dance moves of her cousins add to her anxiety, but final words of wisdom put things into perspective for Layla. Schedule Sunday, August 14th at 1:45 pm Thursday, August 18th at 5:00 pm Saturday, August 20th at 7:30 pm Wednesday, August 24th at 7:15 pm Thursday, August 25th at 10:30 pm

Visit the Layla's Sahra website:

http://www.FringeNYC.org|www.laylassahra.com