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“the dialogue has a fine laughing-to-keep-from-crying feel.” --- NY Times


"it is a play that definitely needs to be seen."-- Culturebolt


“Kacimi’s script is deeply poetic. In the text, the main characters find freedom beyond devastation."-- Theater Pizzazz


“The actors were all committed, all game, all talented” -- nytheater now


"“The use of shadow and light is impressive.” -- Theater Pizzazz

Holy Land has been presented to critical acclaim in Paris, Vienna, Prague, London, Milan, Jerusalem, Rio de Janeiro, Stockholm and Hamburg. 3rd Kulture Kids is bringing it to you here for its U.S. premiere with a fully multicultural team. Can we find humor & poetry in extreme situations? Mohamed Kacimi’s compelling and entertaining Holy Land answers this question as five contemporary characters face the devastation of war. A city under siege…the landscape is dusty, devastated and Carmen has disappeared at a checkpoint. Her daughter, Imen, must face a soldier’s house search alone. in the house next door, Alia, a midwife, prepares her coffee as if nothing else matters while Yad, her husband, gets away from it all by smoking and drinking. The only hope seems to reside in Jesus: the cat. This dark and humorous story follows two families hanging on to the banality of day-to-day life, at times to the point of insanity, as a way to transcend the atrocities of war.



Director: Tracy Cameron Francis


Producer: Pia Haddad


Associate Producer: Kimille Howard





Sean Carvajal: Amin

Jojo Gonzalez*: Yad

Ana Grosse*: Alia

Pia Haddad: Imen

Gil Perez-Abraham*: Ian



Stage Manager: Laura Perez*


Creative Team:


Set Design: Sheryl Liu

Lighting Design: Miguel Valderrama

Sound Design: Charles Coes

Costume Design: Lisa Renee Jordan


 * These Actors and Stage Manager(s) appeared courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

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