In the Heart of America

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 7:30pm to Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 2:00pm
$8 - $20
In the Heart of America
Performance Showtimes: 
Sat, Mar 2, 2019 - 7:30pm
Tue, Mar 5, 2019 - 7:30pm
Wed, Mar 6, 2019 - 7:30pm
Thu, Mar 7, 2019 - 7:30pm
Fri, Mar 8, 2019 - 7:30pm
Sat, Mar 9, 2019 - 7:30pm
Sun, Mar 10, 2019 - 2:00pm
Wed, Mar 13, 2019 - 7:30pm
Thu, Mar 14, 2019 - 7:30pm
Fri, Mar 15, 2019 - 7:30pm
Sat, Mar 16, 2019 - 7:30pm
Sun, Mar 17, 2019 - 2:00pm

“I wanted to travel everyplace on your body. Even the places you'd never been. Love can make your feel so changed you 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, Lu 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 mature content, including depictions of violence, candid discussions of war, strong sexual content, and coarse language including racial slurs. It is recommended for mature audiences ages 16 and up. 

Artists

Cast: 
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