Past Event

Ghassan Kanafani | Returning to Haifa

October 4, 2019
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room, Lenfest Center for the Arts, 615 West 129th Street, New York, NY 10027

Play authored by Ghassan Kanafani adapted for the stage by Naomi Wallace and Ismail Khalidi. 

The event will feature a reading and Q&A with the playwrights.

In 1948, Palestinian couple Said and Safiyya flee their home during the Nakba. In the Aftermath of the 1967 Six Dar War, the borders are opened for the first time in twenty years, and the couple dare to return back to their home in Haifa. They are prepared—of course—to find someone else living where they once did. Yet nothing can prepare Said and Safiyya for the encounter they both desire and dread.