A Rare Chance to Forget the Killing

“A Play Offers a Rare Chance to Forget the Killing.” By Rami G. Khouri. The Daily Star, March 5, 2014


The play’s themes largely – but not totally – explain my fascination. Set in 1880s Damascus, it batters the deceitful and scheming political and religious leaderships of society, alongside moving episodes of sexual affirmation and transformation by both straight and gay men and women who are held together by a common thread: the power of liberating oneself from the constraints of oppressive social rules.