Canopy Theatre presents Mawlana
Canopy Theatre, in partnership with La Scéne Theatre from Aix-en-Provence, France, launches its inaugural season with the American debut of Syrian playwright Fares al Zahaby’s daring drama, Mawlana, starring Syrian TV and film actor, Nawar Bulbul.
Mawlana reveals the story of Abed as he struggles to find his place amongst competing religious doctrines, Western influences, and his own inner desires. Bulbul plays Abed, as well as a colorful palette of characters from the neighborhood. Each person Abed crosses in this journey propels him towards a dangerously liberating discovery.
Mawlana is performed in the lyrical and poetic colloquial Damascene dialect of Arabic, but also features English supertitles.