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July 17, 2019 - July 21, 2019

Selling Kabul

Williamstown Theatre Festival

1000 Main St., Williamstown, Massachusetts

Image courtesy Williamstown Theatre Festival

By Sylvia Khoury
Directed by Tyne Rafaeli
Featuring Omar MetwallyMarjan NeshatBabak Tafti

Taroon (Babak Tafti), a former interpreter for the US military, lives in hiding from the Taliban in his sister Afiya’s (Marjan Neshat) home in Kabul, Afghanistan. As Taroon restlessly awaits news from the hospital on the eve of his first child’s birth, his brother-in-law Jawid (Omar Metwally) works to protect him from dangers lurking outside the apartment walls. In this world premiere drama directed by Tyne RafaeliSylvia Khoury examines loyalty, empty promises, and what it means to be left behind.

Selling Kabul is the recipient of the 2018 L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award, administered by Williamstown Theatre Festival.

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