22 September 2019

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Suspended in Motion: Two One-Act Plays by Najwa Yassir

4 May

Free, but contribution welcome

Final performances for Dubai Drama Group’s production of two one-act comedies by the UAE-based Canadian-Palestinian playwright Najwa Yassir.

In 32, ambitious Arab architect Aisha finds herself stuck in an elevator with Bill, an American farmer who has just arrived in Dubai. The stressful encounter challenges them both to reassess their assumptions about race and family relationships.

In Conference, PhD student Alen is delighted to discover that he will be sharing a sleeper cabin with Suzanne, the distinguished academic he has just met at a conference. Suzanne’s solitude and composure are shattered when she realizes she will have to spend the 14-hour journey with this talkative young man …

There are performances at 4pm and 8pm. As with all Courtyard plays and improv, your seat is free but donations are appreciated.

The casts:


Aisha Julia dos Santos
Bill Robert Haag
Samar Zeina Mozaic
Prasad Nikhil Mittal
Mrs Wafi Lamya Tawfik
Mr Wafi Amer Al-Saleh
Personal Assistant (and a few others!) MC Ryan


Suzanne Zeina Hashem Beck
Alen Hani Yakan


4 May
Free, but contribution welcome
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Courtyard Playhouse
Street 4B, Al Quoz 1
Dubai,United Arab Emirates
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