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World Premiere of “Veil’d”

Come see this play "unveiled" at the Astoria Performing Arts Center

DetailsNovember 17, 2017
Astoria Performing Arts Center

Not every fairy tale has sunshine. This world-premiere play follows Dima, a 16-year old girl with a rare skin condition. Cloistered away in her bedroom, her parents worry that she’ll never have the “normal” American teenage experience they sought for her when they came to New York from Afghanistan. Little do they know that Dima’s getting by with some help from her secret friends — Elliot, a poet who hangs out under her window hawking rhymes, and Speedo, a talking nurse shark who saves the day in more ways than one. But will Dima get her happy ending? Rapunzel never had it this bad … or this good.

Veil’d runs at the Astoria Performing Arts Center this week and next Thursday Nov. 9th – Saturday Nov. 18th.

Thursdays and Fridays at 8pm

Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm

Post-Matinee Discussions:

On November 11, APAC hosts:  “TO VEIL OR NOT TO VEIL?” — ISRA ALI, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

Isra Ali will provide context around the significance of the veil in Afghan Muslim culture — and why some women choose to wear it and others don’t.
On Nov. 18, a post-matinee talkback on the making of APAC’s Veil’d will be held with moderator Dev Bondarin, APAC Artistic Director, and members of the cast and creative team of Veil’d.