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Pan Asian Rep presents "Aquittal"

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Pan Asian Rep presents "Aquittal"

Time: June 10, 2017 at 8pm to June 25, 2017 at 2pm
Location: Studio Theatre at Theatre Row
Street: 410 West 42nd Street
City/Town: New York, New York
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Event Discipline: theater
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Latest Activity: Jun 2, 2017

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by Shahid Nadeem
Directed by Saheem Ali

Studio Theatre at Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street
June 10-25th, 2017

ACQUITTAL focuses on four women in a Pakistan prison in the 80’s and how each represents a different injustice with illuminating revelations. The play was inspired by Shahid’s own imprisonment as young man. He is now the Artistic Director of Ajoka Theatre in Pakistan. 

From Shahid Nadeem “ACQUITTAL was written in 1987, while I was living in exile in London. It has a specific reference to the early 1980s, when General Zia-ul-Haq had implemented blatant discriminatory ‘Islamic’ laws (called Hudood Ordinances), which proved to be detrimental to the interests of women and minority groups. These laws were used to punish women and caused gross miscarriages of justice. Zia’s anti-women ‘Islamization’ policies galvanized the women’s movement in Pakistan.”


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