We Swim, We Talk, We Go to War
Date(s) - 11/16/2018 - 12/16/2018
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
While trying to navigate the currents of the Pacific, an Arab-American woman and her nephew, who has enlisted in the military, dive into the murky waters of family, identity, and politics. Adventurous and playful, We Swim takes the form of a literal conversation on stage, and expands into a nuanced dialogue about what it means to be American, Arab, and Arab-American at our current moment in time. Lebanese-American writer Mona Mansour returns to Golden Thread for her fourth production — her most ambitious and personal to date.
The play offers its audience an opportunity to examine America’s relationship with its military, as well as its growing Middle Eastern immigrant population. It blurs the lines between “us” and “them,” and presents a provocative exploration of the tragic and indelible ripples of war.
“What distinguishes Mansour’s work is its compassion for the thorny nature of family, identity, and politics.” —American Theatre Magazine For times and dates see below buy tickets.
‘November 16–December 16, 2018