Harun by Makram Ayache


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Harun by Makram Ayache

After Harun's mother discovers he's gay, she is killed in a tragic accident in Beirut. A year later, Harun is struck with a dystopian vision and a wilting Angel comes to him with a dire warning. As he and his friends organize a counter protest against white-supremacist uprising, worse turns worser as the veil between the political and the spiritual thins.

Produced at the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival (2018) and the Ignite! Festival of Emerging Artists (2017)

Keywords: Queer Theatre, University, Political Theatre, Activist Theatre, Arab Theatre, Poetry, Magical Realism

Genre: Drama
Run time: 75 minutes
Male roles: 3
Female roles: 3
Suitable for school productions
Poster Design by Skye Oleson-Cormack
4.5/5 Stars
"Harun is refreshingly political. It unapologetically slams a ghastly mirror to our faces, reflecting back racism, sexism, homophobia, white supremacy, pernicious stereotypes about Muslims, white fragility, and mistreatment of Indigenous peoples."
- Janet French, Edmonton Journal
"Harun sets conflict in motion, onstage, in scenes between people. It isn’t just reported; it happens. It’s even rounded by a hopeful vision of progress, a new version of what it means to be Canadian."
- Liz Nicholls, 12rthnight.ca
"Infused with pathos, Harun is an arresting drama which will surely have a life in the Canadian theatre for years to come."
- Jonah Dunch, The Gateway