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Inana - Full Length Play, Drama

Inana

Michele Lowe

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Full Length Play, Drama

5m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573699177

On the eve of the U.S. invasion of Baghdad, one man, an Iraqi museum curator, plots to save the statue of Inana, Goddess of War, from destruction by the invaders.

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: Large Print
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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Mystery/Thriller

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - New Millennium/21st Century

Settings Of Play - The play takes place in a London hotel room and various interior locations in contemporary Mosul, Iraq.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

Winner! 2010 Francesca Primus Prize
Finalist! 2010 Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award
Finalist! 2009 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

Winner! 2010 Francesca Primus Prize
Finalist! 2010 Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award
Finalist! 2009 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
On the eve of the U.S. invasion of Baghdad, one man, an Iraqi museum curator, plots to save the statue of Inana, Goddess of War, from destruction by the invaders. Fleeing to London with his young bride, he makes a life-altering deal to ensure the statue's preservation. Michele Lowe opens a window of hope and healing with her poignant love story amidst a background of international, and personal, intrigue.

REVIEWS

"Inana is...an effective advocate for the importance of any civilization's past..." - Chicago Tribune, Read More

"By introducing us to human and complex Iraqi characters, as opposed to road-side bombers, Michele Lowe's play wants to smooth the border that separates our nations like a line of sand in the desert... a quick and engaging tale that allows us to consider our "enemy" in new and more humane ways. To consider the infuriating plight of Middle Eastern women. To reflect on the unconscionable desecration of a country's sacred heritage, severed into pieces like so many body parts. All while escaping into an unlikely but eventually sweet romance." - Denver Post, Read More

Inana had its world premiere at the Denver Center Theatre Company in January, 2009. 
Characters

CASTING

5m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Expandable casting

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

YASIN SHALID – an Iraqi, chief of the Mosul Museum
SHALI SHALID – his Iraqi bride
WAITER – a British man
ABDEL-HAKIM TALIQ – an Iraqi bookseller
MOHAMMED ZARA – an Iraqi, assistant to Yasin
MENA MOHAMMED – Shali’s younger sister
HAMA SHALID – Yasin’s fi rst wife, doubles with Mena
EMAD AL-BAYIT – Shali’s father, an Iraqi artists
DOMINIC CROFT – a British curator of the British Museum, doubles with Waiter
MESSENGER – an Iraqi man, doubles with Mohammed
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Michele Lowe

Michele Lowe

Michele Lowe is the recipient of the 2010 Francesca Primus Prize for her play Inana(Denver Center Theatre). She was also a finalist for both the 2010 Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award for her plays Inanaand Victoria Musica(Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park), which marks the first time in the award’s 33 year history that a playwright has been independently nominated for two plays in one season, and the ... view full profile

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