Syrian-born lawyer-to-be Amena has everything in order to become a U.S. citizen, but something doesn’t seem quite right to the teller at the immigration office. In a dizzying chain of Kafka-esque scenarios, each more incomprehensible than the last, what should have been a simple visit turns into a bureaucratic nightmare so outlandish you have to laugh in order to survive.
Following a staged reading in December 2018, THE HOPE HYPOTHESIS was recognized as a semi-finalist in several national competitions, including the Premiere Stages Play Festival, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, and PlayPenn New Play Development Conference.
THE HOPE HYPOTHESIS features Soraya Broukhim [The Enemy Within (NBC), The Who & The What at Milwaukee Repertory Theatre], Wesley Zurick [On the Shore of the Wide World at Atlantic Theater Company; The Lightning Thief at Theatreworks USA], Charlie O’Rourke [New York debut; A Christmas Carol at American Conservatory Theater], William Ragsdale [Fright Night (film); Herman’s Head and Justified (TV); Biloxi Blues (Broadway)], Greg Brostrom [Richard III at American Shakespeare Center, FBI (CBS)], Connor Carew [One Man, Two Guvnors at Florida Studio Theater; 9 seasons with the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ], and Mary Hodges [Law & Order: SVU (Judge Anita Wright); It’s Bruno! (Netflix); Assistant Director for Slave Play (Broadway)].