The Corpse Washer

Tuesdays - Sundays

March 1–April 7, 2019

In the Bingham Theatre

Run Time: 95 minutes
There will be no intermission.

Audience Advisory: Strong language, discussion and sounds of war violence. Contains haze and herbal cigarette smoking.
Age Recommendations:  16+
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In an Iraq beset by decades of war and occupation, Jawad faces a difficult choice. Must he follow in his father’s footsteps washing the bodies of the dead—an honored Muslim tradition—or can he pursue his dreams of being an artist? Adapted from Iraqi writer Sinan Antoon’s award-winning novel, The Corpse Washer is a haunting portrait of a young man coming of age and a society’s fight for survival, in a country where life and death are inextricably intertwined.

adapted for the stage by Ismail Khalidi and Naomi Wallace from the novel of the same name by Sinan Antoon
directed by Mark Brokaw
commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville


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