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WEDNESDAY, FEB 04 2015, 06:30 PM
"Time Out Critics' Pick"– the play about Sad, a 30-year-old Iraqi man living illegally in US is returning to the ACFNY. Let the trailer whet your appetite:
After a successful run at the East Village’s 4th Street Theater last Fall, the ACFNY is proud to present “DIRT”, a powerful drama by Austrian playwright Robert Schneider about immigration, xenophobia, and racism and the havoc it wreaks upon the human soul. This drama tells the story of Sad, a desperately-alienated illegal immigrant from Iraq, living on the fringes of Western society.
There are an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants living in the U.S.A. and the President’s controversial recent executive actions demonstrate the relevance of these issues to all us. The celebrated one-man play DIRT starring Christopher Domig tells us the story of one of them.
Charming and humorous, yet cynical and violent, the show confronts xenophobia and latent racism as Sad peddles roses to eke out an existence. Issues of identity, anti-foreign sentiment and self-worth are brought to life through the character's disturbing psychological self-portrait.
This new production of DIRT is directed by Mary Catherine Burke and produced by Dreck Theatre Ensemble. The translation is courtesy of Paul Dvorak, professor at Virginia Commonwealth University.