BY TONY KUSHNER
August 3-5 & August 10-12
Fridays/Saturdays at 8p; Sundays at 4p
Taking place just before 9/11, an inquisitive middle-aged British housewife, safely ensconced in her respectable kitchen, grapples with Afghanistan’s turbulent, complex history and her own rather unremarkable life. She clutches an outdated guidebook to the country which sparks her curiosity and rattles her complacency.
“Mr. Kushner’s glorious specialty is in giving theatrical life to internal points of view, in which our thoughts meld with a character’s wayward speculations or fantasies… He makes the personal and the universal, the trivial and the cosmic come simultaneously to life in a single character’s bewilderment.” Ben Brantley, The New York Times