The Devils Between Us

In a small town in the boonies of South Carolina, a closeted young man named George is trying to figure out how to keep his late father's business running, only to be faced with a ghost from his youth. A young Muslim, who he knew as his boyhood lover Latif, has returned as Latifa to take care of her estranged fathers funeral. Forced to confront devils both have been avoiding, they find that their only way...
In a small town in the boonies of South Carolina, a closeted young man named George is trying to figure out how to keep his late father's business running, only to be faced with a ghost from his youth. A young Muslim, who he knew as his boyhood lover Latif, has returned as Latifa to take care of her estranged fathers funeral. Forced to confront devils both have been avoiding, they find that their only way out of the past, is through each other.
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The Devils Between Us

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  • Nick Malakhow:
    25 Jun. 2020
    What an exquisitely told story with masterfully-rendered characters! Latifa is an incredible nucleus for the play, and the evolution of her connection to her hometown, family, and estranged friends is multi-faceted and nuanced. Yasmin's handling of the intersectional identities of each character is complex and inspiring, and she writes them with such tenderness and care, even when they're in conflict with one another (or themselves). Yasmin also does not shy away from the traumas her characters have faced--particularly Latifa and George--but places them in the context of a story the winds its way towards hope and healing. *Produce this*!
  • Adam Ashraf Elsayigh:
    24 Jun. 2020
    Such an incredible play that so masterfully and delicately depicts how queerness and religion intersect from an Arab lens. Yasmin has an incredible grasp and understanding of theology, immigration and culture of this family history and how it sheds light on how men treat their kids. Latifa’s motivations and central conflict with trying to understand whether she can forgive these two men is so palpably viscerally engaging. The way Yasmin reveals the lineage and precipitating effects of toxic masculinity on the lives of its victims is haunting and beautiful.
  • Jasmine Gunter:
    21 Apr. 2020
    The Devils Between Us is a compelling read that I could not put down until I consumed it all. What this playwright does well is that she creates rich yet deeply flawed characters that the reader cannot help but fall in love with. To me, this play is about characters who truly love each other, but fail each other at every given turn. It's beautiful. If you're looking for an intense character/relationship-driven drama with a small cast, I highly recommend reading this play!