Noura challenges our notions of modern marriage and motherhood through a portrait of Iraqi immigrants living in New York.  As Noura and her husband Tareq prepare to celebrate their first Christmas as American citizens, she looks forward to welcoming a special guest—Maryam, a young Iraqi refugee. But the girl’s arrival upends the family, forcing them to confront where they are, where they’ve been and who they have become.

In this world-premiere production, award-winning playwright and performer Heather Raffo (Nine Parts of Desire) draws on personal stories of Arab American women responding to A Doll’s House, Henrik Ibsen’s classic drama of one mother’s quest to balance her duty with her identity.

Presented by Shakespeare Theatre Company

Show Type
Running Time
90 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$44 - $118

Discount Tickets Available

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Box Office Phone: 202-547-1122

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 02/06/2018 - 03/11/2018
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Important Dates


  • 03/03/2018 - 2:00pm

Open Caption

  • 02/22/2018 - 8:00pm
Performer Role
Heather Raffo Noura
Nabil Elouahabi Tareq
Matthew David Rafa'a
Dahlia Azama Maryam
Gabriel Brumberg Yazen/Alex
Production Personnel
Heather Raffo
Joanna Settle
Costume Designer
Tilly Grimes
Set Designer
Andrew Lieberman
Sound Designer
Obadiah Eaves
Lighting Designer
Masha Tsimring
Obadiah Eaves


Shakespeare Theatre Company Lansburgh Theatre
450 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Getting There

  • Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter (Green/Yellow Lines)


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages
  • Theater discount at nearby garage


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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