Yasmina's Necklace will be produced at The Goodman Theatre in Oct 2017! http://www.goodmantheatre.org/season/1718-Season/Yasminas-Necklace/
YASMINA’S NECKLACE by Rohina Malik Two Females, 5 Males.
Meet Abdul Samee: his father is an Arab, his mother is a Latina-but if you ask him, he’ll say he’s Italian. Longing to shed his cultural identity he changes his name to Sam, marries an American and does everything in his power to turn his back on his heritage. But when Sam meets Yasmina, a beautiful woman from his father’s homeland, he begins to learn that a tree without roots cannot stand for long. World premiere at the 16th street theater directed by Ann Filmer. Second production at Mustard Seed Theater in St Louis MO.
2016 Jeff Award nominee for Best New Work!
Quotes from the Critics! "3.5 Stars out of 4. A loving and nearly pitch-perfect premiere at 16th Street Theatre, is a powerful play" Kerstin Brookman, Chicago Stage Standard.
"3 Stars! Malik has given us a sweet and hopeful story about finding love after horror" - Kerry Reid, Chicago Tribune
"gracefully written... casting is perfect... thoroughly satisfying" - Jack Helbig, Chicago Reader
"outstanding... grabs you from its first moments... funny and deeply moving" - Doug Deuchler, Oak Park Journal.
"a beautifully-crafted love story in which the Middle-Eastern refugee crises and immigrant assimilation anxiety are woven seamlessly into a character drama" -- Jacob Davis , Chicago Critic.