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Selling Kabul Tickets

New York
17 Nov 2021 - 23 Dec 2021
A taut, urgent drama tracing the human cost of U.S. immigration policy and the legacy of our longest war.
59 Reviews on Show-Score

Selling Kabul Information

The New York premiere of Selling Kabul, written by Sylvia Khoury and directed by Tyne Rafaeli, is at Playwrights Horizons. Details on Selling Kabul tickets in New York are to be confirmed at a later date.

Taroon once served as an interpreter for the U.S. military in Afghanistan. Now the Americans — and their promises of safety — have withdrawn, and he spends his days in hiding, a target of the increasingly powerful Taliban. On the eve of his son's birth, Taroon must remain in his sister's apartment or risk his life to see his child. With shattering precision, Sylvia Khoury's thriller tracks the human cost of immigration policy, and the overlooked legacy of America's longest, and ongoing, war.

Performances are staged at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Playwrights Horizons.

Run time

1h 45m

Opening date

November 17th, 2021

Closing date

December 23rd, 2021

Previews from

November 17th, 2021


Playwrights Horizons


A taut, urgent drama tracing the human cost of U.S. immigration policy and the legacy of our longest war.

Cast and creative

By: Sylvia Khoury
Director: Tyne Rafaeli
Producer: Playwrights Horizons in association with Williamstown Theatre Festival
Cast list: Marjan Neshat (as Afiya), Babak Tafti (as Taroon), Francis Benhamou (as Leyla), Mattico David (as Jawid)
Design: Arnulfo Maldonado
Lighting: Jen Schriever
Costume: Montana Levi Blanco
Sound: Daniel Kluger

Our review

Selling Kabul

What happened to the citizens of Afghanistan after the United States military withdrew its forces in 2013 ― especially those who assisted the former occupiers? In Selling Kabul, which just opened at Playwrights Horizons in Manhattan, Sylvia Khoury answers that question and many others by focusing on how the Taliban swooped into the empty power void to claim control and eradicate anyone who aided the enemy. Khoury accomplishes this by presenting the struggle between two small families as a proxy...