Bauer Boucher Theatre Center
written by Rohina Malik
directed by Kareem Fahmy
Meet Abdul Samee: his father is Iraqi, his mother is Puerto Rican - but if you ask him, he'll say he's Italian. Longing to shed his cultural identity, he changes his name to Sam, marries an American and does everything in his power to turn away from his heritage. But when Sam meets Yasmina, a beautiful woman from his father's homeland, he begins to learn that a tree without roots cannot stand for long.
New Jersey Premiere (Full Production)
Liberty Hall Academic Center
written by Joe Sutton
In 1919, Paul Robeson (Robey to his college friends) was asked to give the valedictory address at Rutgers University. As the first African American student to be selected for this honor, he was very conflicted about the tone and message of the monumental speech. Robey explores his journey as he prepares his remarks, overcoming the doubts and fears that filled a young man at a pivotal point in New Jersey's history.
Liberty Live Commission (Staged Reading)
– Friday, October 18 at 7 p.m.
– Saturday, October 19 at 3 p.m.
– Sunday, October 20 at 3 p.m.