Join us for a delicious catered Indian vegetarian dinner and hear insights regarding this compelling new play on the eve of its production at Yale University.
Premiering at the Thespis Summer Theater Festival in September 2016, “A Muslim in the Midst” earned a nomination for “Best Play/Musical.” It has been garnering high praise with each ensuing production.
A recent review by Mahesh Dattani, recipient of India’s literary Sahitya Akademi award:
“A Muslim in the Midst makes you think about the liar in our midst. How honest are we with our feelings? Can we address our fears? Anand Rao’s play is crafted around an evening in Bengaluru and a chance encounter that engages us with these questions. Through this encounter between two couples, we see the horrific nature of the world we live in. A world where our media, politicians, and upbringing serve up a deadly cocktail of prejudice, guilt, fear, and ignorance. This is quartet drama at its best (August 2017 South Asian Theater Festival, Rutgers University).”
This past spring the Hudson-Reporter-Bayonne Magazine review praised the play as “…a provocative, challenging, and in the end authentic theatrical study of one of the most significant social conflicts of our time.”
This event is free and open to the Yale community. Undergraduates, graduate & professional students, post-docs, fellows, faculty and staff - all are welcome.
Sponsored by the South Asian Studies Council