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. The play is an authentic, revelatory, and no-holds barred depiction of a day in the life of a contemporary Pakistani-American Muslim family post-9/11/01 and shows the divergent views held by Muslim Americans.
The Domestic Crusaders is written by Wajahat Ali, directed by Carla Blank, and stars Adeel Ahmed, Deepti Gupta, Imran Javaid, Kamran Khan, Monisha Shiva, and Abbas Zaidi. This two-act play written by a Muslim-American is the first play ever published by McSweeney's and won the 2011 OTTO award. In 2009, the play broke attendance records during its five-week off-broadway run at the Nuyorican Poets’ Cafe in New York City. In 2010, the play sold out at U.C. Berkeley's Durham Theater, made its international debut at MuslimFest in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, and had standing room only crowds at the Kennedy Center's Millenium Hall, in Washington, D.C. For more information about the playwright and the company, visit www.domesticcrusaders.com.
Official Website: http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/theater.php
Added by emilymt2011 on September 1, 2011