Directed by Johanna McKeon
With Olivia AbiAssi (AEA), Hend Ayoub (AEA), Larry Bull (AEA), and Peter Romano (AEA)
Montana native George Berri is a national sports sensation, beloved hometown hero, and one of the NFL’s best players. But he’s about to create a perfect storm of personal, professional, and political conflict as he wrestles with the decision to reveal who he really is at the Super Bowl. He wants to tell the world he's an Arab-Muslim by praying during the national anthem. The costs of his choice may be more than he bargained for. FIRST DOWN is the first in a triptych of Muslim plays examining crises and questions of identity and faith in modern America.
Noor Theatre supports, develops, and produces the work of theatre artists of Middle Eastern and North African/South West Asian and North African (MENA/SWANA) descent. Their programming supports work at different stages of development, whether early drafts of new plays or world premiere productions. They support artists in developing their voices and share their often unheard stories with a diverse audience.
Read more at: http://www.noortheatre.org