A pre-9/11 tale of spiritual and political turmoil set against a backdrop of New York dating angst, Raisins Not Virgins traces the hilarious journey and jihad of a young American-Muslim woman as she traverses the minefields of identity and love.
The title "Raisins Not Virgins" refers to a controversial Koranic verse that supposedly states a Muslim martyr will receive the reward of virgins in heaven. Recent interpretations have found that the word virgin more accurately translates into raisin, specifically raisins of "startling white clarity". The latter translation may have more credence given the high premium placed on a good raisin at the time.
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Sharbari Z. Ahmed
Marc Geller *
Harry Peerce* (through Oct 15)
David Pincus* (Oct 20 - 22)
Set Design by Andrew C. Boyce
Costume Design by Kat Martin
Lighting Design by Evan Purcell
Video by David Schulder
Stage Managed by Stefania Diana Schramm
*Member, AEA - an Equity Approved Showcase