THE MECCA TALES

Genre: Drama
Written by Rohina Malik, Directed by Kareem Fahmy

Voyage Theater Company and Crossroads Theatre Company will present the New York Premiere of Rohina Malik’s THE MECCA TALES, directed by Kareem Fahmy (3/Fifths at 3LD; This Time with Rising Circle Theater Collective), at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street at the corner of Elizabeth Street), October 20-November 4 with evening performances on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7pm and matinee performances on Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm (no Saturday matinee on October 21). Tickets ($18 general admission/$15 students & seniors) will go on sale September 1 at https://sheencenter.org/shows/mecca/ or by calling 866-811-4111. The performance will run approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.

THE MECCA TALES tells the story of five Muslim women on the pilgrimage known as the Hajj. When their bus breaks down miles short of their destination, tempers flare and the women are tested in unexpected ways. They share their personal stories with each other in an attempt to move forward in their lives and find meaning in a spiritual journey seemingly gone awry.

THE MECCA TALES had its World Premiere at Chicago Dramatists in March 2015 and was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Play. 

The cast will feature Cynthia Bastidas (She She She at The New Ohio), Kimberly S. Fairbanks (I Will Speak for Myself at 59E59; 10 Imaginings of Sarah & Hagar with Mint Theatre), Mariam Habib (Five Historic Children Who Are Not with Target Margin), Gulshan Mia (Acquittal with Pan Asian Rep), Jade Radford (Orange is the New Black on Netflix), and Louis Sallan (The Strangest at NYTW; Drunk Shakespeare). The creative team will include Scenic Design by David Esler (This Time with Rising Circle; Rogerandtom at HERE), Costume Design by Teresa Snider-Stein (The Crusade of Connor Stephens at the Jerry Orbach Theater), Lighting Design by Devorah Kengmana (Beyond the Oak Trees with Crossroads Theatre), and Sound Design by Fan Zhang (A Footnote in History at The New Ohio) with Dramaturg Salma Zohdi (Arab Classic Plays at the Segal Center), Choreographer Theara J. Ward (Dance Theatre of Harlem), and Production Stage Manager Keri Landeiro.


About the Company: Voyage Theater Company

VOYAGE THEATER COMPANY presents new and unheralded plays and playwrights from around the world, creating opportunities for collaboration between theater-makers of diverse cultures and disciplines. We serve our local community in New York City through professional productions, educational programming, internships, and discounted tickets for students and seniors. We present plays in multiple languages, and work in partnership with other non-profit organizations to broaden perspectives and build greater cultural equity across communities. 

Open:   10/20/17
Close:   11/04/17

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Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7pm and matinee performances on Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm (no Saturday matinee on October 21).:
10/20/2017
10/21/2017
10/22/2017
10/23/2017
10/25/2017
10/26/2017
10/27/2017
10/28/2017
10/29/2017
10/30/2017
11/1/2017
11/2/2017
11/3/2017
11/4/2017

Theater:   Sheen Center
Address:   18 Bleecker St
New York, NY 10012
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Cost:$18
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111
Presented by: Voyage Theater Company         Official Web Site: voyagetheatercompany.org/