Encore Michigan

World Premiere: ‘Arabic To English’ presented by Theatre NOVA

Show Announcement May 31, 2023

ANN ARBOR, Mich.–This world premiere by playwright David Wells, who penned hit productions “Resisting,” “Mazel Tov, John Lennon,” and “Irrational” makes its long-awaited debut.

In a high-stakes trial, Faheem, an Arab American man, is accused of fraudulent marriage to gain a visa. Losing in court will send him to a country he barely knows. His interpreter, Amina, a young Arab American woman, is on the verge of entering a storybook American life, about to be married to Faheem’s white American trial lawyer.

When romance blossoms between the interpreter and the defendant, she must decide which words to translate and which to leave unspoken.

Directed by Sarab Kamoo. Featuring Zeyy FawazFedor Kinaya, and Joe Sfair.

The play runs from June 2-June 25. Tickets can be purchased at Theatre NOVA’s website

Week of 7/15/2024

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