Shi'ite Muslim terrorists have hijacked a jetliner in this hit drama from New York's Mosaic Theatre. Ahmed is assigned to guard the plane's one Jewish passenger, an American named Barbara. Whereas Ahmed is ready to die for his beliefs, Barbara has no particular faith. In the course of this riveting drama, she begins to understand what it means to be Jewish while Ahmed is moved to question some of his fanatical assumptions. A wary friendship develops as each learns about and develops sympathy for the other.
Acts of Faith premiered in a production by Mosaic Theatre at the 92nd Street Y in New York City in December 1987 under the direction of William Foeller.