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The Domestic Crusaders: A Muslim American Family on Stage
By Jessica Jenkins
September 12, 2011
The Domestic Crusaders is an award-winning play written by Muslim American Wajahat Ali depicting the day in the life of a Pakistani-American Muslim family, showing this September in New York City. From the play's website:
"The Domestic Crusaders focuses on a day in the life of a modern Muslim Pakistani-American family of six eclectic, unique members, who convene at the family house to celebrate the twenty-first birthday of the youngest child. With a background of 9-11 and the scapegoating of Muslim Americans, the tensions and sparks fly among the three generations, culminating in an intense family battle as each "crusader" struggles to assert and impose their respective voices and opinions, while still attempting to maintain and understand that unifying thread that makes them part of the same family."
The award-winning two-act play is returning to NYC for a special performance commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11, as part of the 9/11 Performance Project at the Gerald W Lynch Theater at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Shows on Sept 10 at 4 pm and Sept 11 at 5 pm. Watch an interview with playwright Wajahat Ali below.
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