I Heart Hamas: And Other Things I’m Afraid to Tell You
A Tragicomic Solo Show
Written and Performed by Jennifer Jajeh
Directed by W. Kamau Bell
With the current ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, the threat of global terrorism, and the never-ending negotiations and hostilities between Israelis and Palestinians, it’s hard not to feel overwhelmed by all of the bad international news.
That’s exactly how Jennifer feels. And to make matters worse, Jennifer is Palestinian. Well, Palestinian American. Or more precisely: a single, Christian, first generation, Palestinian American woman who chooses to return to her parents’ hometown of Ramallah at the start of the Second Intifada.
Join her on American and Palestinian soil on auditions, bad dates, and across military checkpoints as she navigates the thorny terrain around Palestinian identity. Weaving together humour, storytelling, multimedia, live theatre and pop culture references, Jajeh explores how she becomes Palestinian-ised, then politicised and eventually radicalised in this critically acclaimed, fresh, often funny, searingly honest solo show.
"Beneath the apparent guilelessness of this show sizzles an urgent, burning political piece of new writing."- Broadway Baby
"Jajeh's writing and performance do succeed admirably in giving a human face to the issue." -The Stage
" I Heart Hamas is a fantastic and important piece of theatre." -Fringe Guru
Website: www.ihearthamas.com, www.jenniferjajeh.com