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Laith Nakli: SHESH YAK


  Shesh Yak  Zarif Kabier, left, and Laith Nakli in this play by Mr. Nakli, inspired by the 2011 uprising in Syria, at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater.CreditMichelle V. Agins/The New York Times

Shesh Yak Zarif Kabier, left, and Laith Nakli in this play by Mr. Nakli, inspired by the 2011 uprising in Syria, at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater.CreditMichelle V. Agins/The New York Times

Written By: Laith Nakli
Directed By: Bruce McCarthy
A Co-Production of Rattestick Playwrights Theater and Lailou Productions

Set in the spring of 2011, five weeks into the civil uprising in Syria, Shesh Yakfollows Jameel (Zarif Kabier), a 30-something Syrian-American writer waiting in his New York apartment for a houseguest (Nakli) — a Syrian ex-patriot and leader in the anti-Syrian government movement. However, unexpected tensions lead them into a re-examination of their lives and choices.

Lailou Productions is a film, television, and theater production company based in New York City. Nakli, and Iranian-American producer, Nilou Safinya, founded the company to tell often-experienced but not-so-often told stories of universal humanity.

 

FEATURING

Zarif Kabier
Laith Nakli

PRODUCTION

Scenic Design John McDermott
Lighting DesignPeter West
Costume Design Lisa Renee Jordan

Earlier Event: November 7
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Later Event: January 28
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