Public Theater Announces Cast for Mona Mansour's Urge for Going
In the play, Jamila, a 17-year-old Palestinian girl growing up in a Lebanese refugee camp, is desperate to escape the small and impoverished world she calls home but her greatest source of inspiration, her father, may also prove to be her biggest obstacle.
Tala Ashe will star as Jamila, with the cast also including Omid Abtahi (Jul), Jacqueline Antaramian (Abir), Ramsey Faragallah (Adham), Laith Nakli (Hamzi), and Ted Sod (Ghassan).
The production will feature scenic design by Jason Simms, costume design by Jenny Mannis, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau, and music and sound design Ryan Rumery and Christian Frederickson.
The 2010-2011 Public LAB season will conclude with KNICKERBOCKER by Jonathan Marc Sherman, directed by Pippin Parker (May 6-29).