Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor’s professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, presents the world premiere of “Arabic to English” by David Wells.
In a high-stakes immigration case, an Arab American man is accused of fraudulent marriage to gain a visa, and deportation could be life-threatening. When his interpreter, a young Arab American woman, receives a marriage proposal from his White American lawyer, she is caught between the image of a storybook American life, her feelings for the defendant, and her need to define her own identity, leaving it up to her which words to translate and which to leave unspoken.
Directed by Carla Milarch. Featuring Robbie Abdelhoq, Aya Aziz, and Jeremy Kucharek (Apple Season, Admissions). The production and design team includes Xavier Williamson (scenic design), Daniel C. Walker (lighting design), Marley Boone (costume design), Diane Hill (sound design), and Briana O’Neal (stage manager/props).
Theatre NOVA features free parking for patrons, as well as quick access to the city’s restaurants, bars, bakeries, and coffee shops.
Tickets are $22, and Theatre NOVA continues its commitment to making theatre accessible by offering pay-what-you-can tickets for those who need them. For tickets, visit TheatreNOVA.org, call 734-635-8450 or buy them in person at the box office one hour before showtime.
ARABIC TO ENGLISH by David Wells
Aug. 7–30, 2020
Thurs., Aug. 6, 8:00p.m. Preview Performance
Fri., Aug. 7, 8:00 p.m. Opening Night
Sat., Aug. 8, 8:00 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 9, 2:00 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 13, 8:00 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 14, 8:00 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 15, 8:00 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 16, 2:00 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 20, 8:00 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 21, 8:00 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 22, 8:00 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 23, 2:00 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 27, 8:00 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 28, 8:00 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 29, 8:00 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 30, 2:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103