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Radio interview with 'Desert of Light' playwright & director

September 23, 2016


Listen to Desert of Light playwright Rama Haydar and director/PMA Assistant Professor Rebekah Maggor discuss the play with WHCU Talk Radio's Lee Rayburn.

Set outside Damascus in the Yarmouk refugee camp, Desert of Light reveals the tragic absurdity of the Syrian civil war. As a brutal siege rages outside, two Palestinian-Syrian refugees in their mid-twenties, Guy A and Guy B, debate the best plan of escape and eventually come to blows over the meaning of love, resistance, and exile. With surprising humor and devastating candor, Desert of Light offers an intimate and boldly critical perspective on the ongoing refugee crisis in the Middle East. Read more...


Desert of Light