The Widow: A portrait of love and upheaval in IraqExport this event to calendar

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 — 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

Get a taste of Toronto theatre right here on campus - get your tickets for "The Widow", a play that debuted in Toronto last summer to rave reviews from NOW magazine and Torontoist. It tells the story of Nour, a widow from the 2003 Iraq War who initiates an affair with Samir, an outspoken young teacher. After receiving threats from a religious militia group, Samir flees Iraq, leaving Nour to deal with all of the consequences. As a jobless refugee in Canada, Samir returns to Nour in Iraq despite his family’s warnings. (Theatre of the Arts)

poster for the play "The Widow"

On Tuesday, March 31, don't miss the captivating story of "The Widow" onstage at the Theatre of the Arts. Written by Amir Al-Azraki, a Lecturer in Renison's Studies in Islam department, this one-time only performance will feature the original cast and crew (members appear with the permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association).

Sponsored by Studies in IslamWaterloo Public Interest Research Group, and Renison University College, tickets are $12 for the general public and free for students.

Tickets

Students can reserve their free tickets by filling out an online form. There are no physical tickets to pick up; your name will be on a list at the door. 

If you are not a student, you can purchase tickets for $12 by contacting the Humanities Theatre at 519-888-4908. Tickets can be picked up at the box office, or you can get them at the door on the night of the event.

Doors open at 6:00 pm on the night of the event.

Reviews

  • Torontoist magazine ranked it number 2 on its “Ten Favourite Things From Summerworks 2014” list
  • NOW Magazine: a gripping, heart-wrenching drama about forbidden love in present day Basra…[a] badly needed snapshot of the struggles faced by moderate Iraqis. (four stars)
  • Mooney on Theatre: The well-written script by Amir Al-Azraki had me intrigued, in tears and at the edge of my seat…a thought-provoking, powerfully written, well-performed play.
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ML - Modern Languages
Theatre of the Arts
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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