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Nanawatai - Full Length Play, Drama

Nanawatai

William Mastrosimone

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Full Length Play, Drama

10m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573690457

"Hard hitting and probing.... Alive with issues and conflicts of both a political and personal nature." - Hollywood Reporter.

"It has the ritual power of Greek tragedy." - L.A. Times.

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Settings Of Play - Between Kabul and Jalalabad, Afghanistan; springtime. 

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Bare Stage/Simple Set

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Shortly after the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, a man managed to get himself smuggled into that beleaguered country via Pakistan. There he spent several weeks with the Afghan rebels, observing their often futile attempts to resist the Russians. He also observed the capture and execution of a Soviet tank crew. It was this incident which inspired Nanawatai (an Afghan word which means sanctuary). The story is told through the dual points of view of a Russian tank crew member and an Afghan rebel. A chorus of village women impresses upon us the effect on the citizenry of all the bloodshed.
"Hard hitting and probing.... Alive with issues and conflicts of both a political and personal nature." - Hollywood Reporter

"It has the ritual power of Greek tragedy." - L.A. Times

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CASTING

10m, 1f

CASTING NOTES

The chorus should represent village women of various ages; the number of female actors is expandable.

SHERINA
FEMALE CHORUS
TAJ MOHAMUD
SHAHZAMAN
AKBAR
MOUSTAFA
ISKANDAR
SAMAD
GEORGI DASKAL
KONSTANTIN KOVERCHENKO
NIKOKAI KAMINSKI
ANTON GOLIKOV

Author

William Mastrosimone

William Mastrosimone is an American playwright and screenwriter from Trenton, New Jersey. He attended high school at The Pennington School and received a graduate degree in playwriting from Mason Gross School of the Arts, a part of Rutgers University. His plays include The Woolgatherer, Extremities, Shivaree, and Cat’s Paw. He also wrote Bang Bang You’re Dead, which can be downloaded from the ... view full profile

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