Power Strip is a right-now story freighted with all the tales of virgins and pillage the world has ever seen. The plot has a raw quality, as it focuses on a young woman living by her wits, in a refugee camp. Yasmin (Dina Shihabi) has carved out a crude haven in a denuded olive grove, on the edge of a Greek camp for Syrian refugees — people ﬂeeing barbarism and resigned to whatever is next. Her... Read more
Lincoln Center Theater presents the LCT3 world premiere production of Power Strip, written by Sylvia Khoury and directed by Tyne Rafaeli.
(Photos by Jeremy Daniel)
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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.