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In the Heart of America

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 7:30pm to Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 2:00pm
$8 - $20
Performance Showtimes: 
Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 7:30pm
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 7:30pm
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 7:30pm
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 7:30pm
Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 7:30pm
Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 7:30pm
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 7:30pm
Friday, March 15, 2019 - 7:30pm
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 7:30pm
Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 2:00pm

“I wanted to travel everyplace on your body. Even the places you'd never been. Love can make you feel so changed you think the world is changed. ”

In the Heart of America
By Naomi Wallace
Directed by Amanda Friou, 3rd year MFA director
March 6 - 17, 2019
Previews March 2 & 5
Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse, University of Washington

A young Palestinian-American woman’s quest to learn what happened to her brother, Remzi, who lost his life in the first Gulf War, leads her to a Kentuckian soldier named Craver. Through a poetic web of time leaps and apparitions, we watch the two men fall in love as she unravels the mystery. Woven into that story, the ghost of a Vietnamese mother, Lue Ming, seeks justice for her infant daughter, a victim of the 1968 massacre at My Lai. Obie Award-winning Playwright Naomi Wallace, known for her signature blend of politics, eroticism, and lyricism, here masterfully rings the gong of histories that still reverberate through our national body.

Content Advisory: This show contains violence, extensive derogatory language and racial slurs, sexual content, weapons, gun sounds, smoke, and strobe. It is recommended for mature audiences only.


Remzi Adrian Tafesh (3rd year PATP)
Fairouz Tricia Castañeda-Gonzales (3rd year PATP)
Lue Ming Asialani Holman (1st year PATP)
Craver Jon Díaz (1st year PATP)
Boxler Greg Lyle-Newton (Guest actor)
Creative Team: 
Set Designer Shin-yi Lin (3rd year MFA designer)
Lighting Designer Chun Yen Huang (2nd year MFA designer)
Costume Designer Jordan Fell (3rd year MFA designer)
Sound Designer Kai Scheer (undergraduate Drama major)
Stage Manager Elliot Schumacher