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Lincoln Center Theater presents LCT3 world premiere of Power Strip
Dina Shihabi leads the cast of Sylvia Khoury's new play at the Claire Tow Theater from October 5, 2019.
Lincoln Center Theater presents an LCT3 world premiere production at the Claire Tow Theater this fall. Power Strip, written by Sylvia Khoury and directed by Tyne Rafaeli, begins previews on October 5, 2019, ahead of an official opening on October 21 and a limited engagement through November 17, 2019.
Synopsis: "In Power Strip, Yasmin, a young Syrian refugee spends her days tethered to an electric power strip in a Greek refugee camp. Once a middle-class student in Aleppo whose life was dictated by the expectations of men, her sheltered existence has been shattered by a brutal civil war. In the war-torn world of the refugee camp, Yasmin finds that she must betray everything she once knew and valued in order to survive."
Dina Shihabi leads the Off-Broadway cast, which also includes Peter Ganim, Darius Homayoun, and Ali Lopez-Sohaili.
The production marks Ms. Shihabi's Lincoln Center Theater debut. She was last seen off-Broadway in Dance Nation at Playwrights Horizons in spring 2018, which was recently recognized with the Drama Desk Award for "Outstanding Ensemble Performance." Her screen credits include Netflix's "Altered Carbon," Marvel's "Daredevil," "Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan," and "Madam Secretary."
The creative team behind Power Strip features scenic design by Arnulfo Maldonado, costume design by Dede Ayite, and lighting design by Jen Schriever.
The current LCT3 world premiere production of In the Green, a new musical by Grace McLean, continues at the Claire Tow Theater through August 4, 2019.