Ramadan on West 43rd Street

Ramadan on West 43rd Street tells the story of Sherif, an Egyptian asylum seeker turned celebrated playwright who moved to New York four years ago after facing criminal charges in Egypt for his homosexuality. When Sherif’s distant mother Maggie has to visit New York for stage-four cancer treatment, Sherif, his mother, his partner, and his mother’s snarky, religious nurse are forced to contend with each other in...
Ramadan on West 43rd Street tells the story of Sherif, an Egyptian asylum seeker turned celebrated playwright who moved to New York four years ago after facing criminal charges in Egypt for his homosexuality. When Sherif’s distant mother Maggie has to visit New York for stage-four cancer treatment, Sherif, his mother, his partner, and his mother’s snarky, religious nurse are forced to contend with each other in a particularly hungry summer that coincides with Ramadan. The result is a tragic loss. Ramadan on West 43rd Street chronicles the immigrant experience from four unique cases and examines the tensions different immigrants have among themselves and how they navigate their new homes as a foreign space based on the identities they bring with them.
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Ramadan on West 43rd Street

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  • Cheryl Bear:
    19 Dec. 2019
    Tensions collide as these characters are forced to paddle deep waters and confront what lies between them. Powerful and well done.