Tag: Golden Thread Productions

Conflict too cool in Golden Thread’s ‘We Swim, We Talk’

A less poetic but more accurate title for Mona Mansour’s quasi-metatheatrical play “We Swim, We Talk, We Go to War”…

4 months ago

Pesky Middle East politics at center in funny ‘Love, Bombs & Apples’

The title “Love, Bombs & Apples” doesn’t convey the scope of the modern-day, global landscape that London playwright Hassan explores,…

11 months ago

Depth of immigrant experience slighted in wacky ‘Autobiography’

In his new, metatheatrical comedy “Autobiography of a Terrorist,” New York-based playwright Saïd Sayrafiezadeh aims to link the personal and…

2 years ago

‘Our Enemies’ asks: Who speaks for Middle Easterners?

Egyptian-American playwright Yussef El Guindi’s 2008 satirical comedy-drama “Our Enemies: Lively Scenes of Love & Combat” is more relevant now…

2 years ago

ReOrient tells modern tales from the Middle East

udging by the new short plays comprising the first segment of its 2015 ReOrient Festival, Bay Area theater troupe Golden…

3 years ago

Duke Ellington’s spirit electrifies ‘Isfahan Blues’

In a historic meeting of two cultures in 1963, the Duke Ellington Orchestra played three concerts in Iran. Now two…

4 years ago

Golden Thread’s ‘Urge for Going’ puts spotlight on Palestinians refugees

There’s a quietly eloquent moment in Mona Mansour’s 90-minute Palestinian family drama from 2011, “Urge for Going,” currently in a…

5 years ago

Revolution, romance rule in ‘444 Days’

Political intrigue and romance – during the 1979 Iranian revolution and 27 years later in a hospital room in Palo…

5 years ago