Noura

Playwrights Horizons continues its 2018-2019 off-Broadway season with the New York premiere of Noura, written by and starring Heather Raffo and directed by Joanna Settle.

The world premiere of Noura was staged at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC in spring 2018.

New York performances are staged at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater.

(Photos by Joan Marcus)

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Running time: 
1hr 30mins (no intermission)
Categories: 
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About Noura:

Eight years ago, Noura and her family fled their home in Iraq. Today, she plans the perfect Christmas dinner to celebrate their new life in New York. But when the arrival of a visitor stirs up long-buried memories, she and her husband are forced to confront the cost of their choices, and retrace the past they left behind. With compassion and startling clarity, Heather Raffo’s play charts the intricate pathways of motherhood and marriage—and the fragile architecture of what we call home.

By:
Heather Raffo
Producer:
Playwrights Horizons in association with Shakespeare Theatre Company
Director:
Joanna Settle
Lighting:
Masha Tsimring
Sound:
Obadiah Eaves
Design:
Andrew Lieberman
Costume:
Tilly Grimes
Cast list:
Heather Raffo (as Noura), Dahlia Azama (as Maryam), Liam Campora (as Yazen/Alex), Matthew David (as Rafa’a), and Nabil Elouahabi (as Tareq/Tim)
Noura Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
November 27, 2018
Opening date: 
December 10, 2018
Closes: 
December 30, 2018
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7pm
Wednesday-7pm
Thursday-7pm
Friday-8pm
Saturday2:30pm8pm
Sunday2:30pm7:30pm

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Our Noura Review

Women! Nothing’s easy, right? In Noura, at Playwrights Horizons, Heather Raffo is both the playwright and the lead — a dervish of multitasking. She tells a personal tale — a soulful narrative of Iraqi immigrants who, at least superficially, land well in the U.S. Her portrait of self-loathing, survivor guilt, and a longing to be both safe and honorable, underscores the PTSD driving the family’s... Read more