Theater for the New City presents a solo dramatization of two tales exploring the political, social, and human realities of the Palestinian people at this critical period in history.
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Margo Lee Sherman performs two stories by Ghassan Kanafani, well-known for his contributions to contemporary Arabic literature. The stories capture real accounts of the lives of the Palestinian people as told through the voices of children. In "The Slope," a child tells the story of his father, a shoe repairman, who works day and night to earn enough money to send his kids to school. "A Present for the Holiday" is about a journalist whose receive a call in the middle of the night from a man who wants to give presents to the kids living in a refugee camp in Jordan.