Performance Dates
Opening Performance

After their mother’s death, the adult twins Simon and Janine are asked to search for their father and brother in an unnamed Middle Eastern country. As each of them navigates the clues left behind, they discover their mother got pregnant as a teenager and had to give up the child. Mother Nawal spent her lifetime searching for this son, while navigating a country torn apart by civil war. As the narrative comes to a dramatic conclusion, Lebanese-Quebecois playwright Wajdi Mouawad uses the search to tell the story of a family’s efforts to come to grips with its past.

Production Information

Show Type
Approximate Running Time
120 minutes


Middle-Aged Nawal and Jihane
Nazira and Abdessamad
Ralph and Malak and Chamseddine
Sawda and Elhame
Young Nawal
Wahab and Nihad and Antoine
Newspaper Photographer and War Photographer and Ensemble

Creative Team

Set Designer
Costume Designer
Musical Director
Lighting Designer
Projections/Media Designer
Assistant Director
Movement Coach
Stage Manager