Mama America examines big issues with big laughs

On March 19, a cast of 10 students and three technical crew, directed by Balqees Al-Shorman ’18 and Arabic faculty members made the annual Arabic play – adapted by Al-Shorman from Mohammad Fawzi’s Mama America – come to life in front of a full house in the Lecture Hall. The actors, who were each dressed to represent a different Arab country, put on a loud and lively performance full of slapstick comedy and witty innuendos, using satire to highlight a timely and thought-provoking subject matter – the discord and political conflicts affecting the Arab region. The play was a big hit with a very engaged audience, drawing constant laughs and appreciation for the cast and crew’s stellar performance.

Mohammad Shudaifat ’18, Balqees Al Shorman ’18, Zaid Ababneh ’20, Zeid Mustafa ’21, Shayma’ Khresait ’20, Mahmoud Samarat ’21, Mohannad Arameen ’21, Sarah Masaadeh ’21, Nedaa Awadeh ’20

Technical crew:
Abraham Kirby-Galen: Technical Director, Omar Talafhah ’20, Mohammad Amin   
Faculty team:
Atef Abu Saris, Mohammed AlAshkar, Zuhaira Salman