UNMC/Spooky Action Theatre
1810 16th St NW
Palestinian playwright Hanna Eady (author of The Return, shared at Mosaic Theater Company in 2017, and actor in Motti Lerner's The Admission at Theater J in 2014) takes us to the day before the unveiling of a monument to honor heroes of the 1948 War of Independence, in the yard of the hospital and the site of the destroyed Palestinian village Deir Yassin. Before the ceremony, a memory of what took place on 4/9/48 comes alive.
“Almond Blossom at Deir Yassin is a play of the Palestinian first memory that keeps refreshing itself from another memory, beating the walls of forgetfulness, resisting the statics and deafening silence of museums, and refusing to stay sealed behind doors of classified archives,” says the playwright Hanna Eady. “It’s the story of Amal, meaning hope, and dreaming of return to its birth ground, in the pile of dead to rising up in the form of new life.”
Featuring Edward Gero, Lisa Hodsoll, Raghad Makhlouf and David Bryan Jackson.
Supported in part by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities' Projects, Events, & Festivals program, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts