Canopy Theater, in partnership with La Scène Théatre from Aix-en-Provence launches its inaugural season with the American debut of playwright Fares al Zahaby’s drama Mawlana. This courageous play questions ideologies and doctrines through the eyes of a young man in Damascus. Mawlana stars Syrian television and film actor Nawar Bulbul. Mawlana opens October 4th at the Vortex Theater and runs October 4 -7. Mr Bulbul masterfully plays the title character Abed, as well as a colorful palette of characters from his Damascus neighborhood.
Performed in in the Damascene Arabic with English subtitles, Mawlana offers viewers a glimpse into life in late 20th-century Syria. Canopy Theater of Austin and La Scène Theatre Aix-en-Provence are delighted to cultivate this joint venture between artists in Austin Texas and Aix-en-Provence with the goal of building an international coalition of theatres that produce work of global significance, particularly surrounding violence, displacement, and oppression. Don’t miss live theater brought to you by Canopy Theatre and La Scène Théatre Aix-en-Provence October 4th through 7th. Tickets $15 to $35.