About This Show

Sam Gold directs Betty Shamieh’s The Black Eyed, the second production of NYTW’s 25th anniversary season.

The play depicts four Arab women from across the ages – the Biblical Delilah, a modern suicide bomber, a victim of medieval Christian crusaders and a contemporary, secular Arab-American – who meet in the afterlife. As the women struggle to come to terms with their lives and their choices, this shockingly funny play skewers traditional views on sex, family, and terrorism.

Show Details

Running Time: 1hr 30min (0 intermissions)
Dates: Opening Night: July 31, 2007 Final Performance: August 19, 2007

Theatermania Review

| | July 31, 2007
Betty Shamieh’s promising if uneven play focuses on four Arab women who meet up in the afterlife.

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