A Staged Reading of Abraham's Daughters by Emma Goldman-Sherman
Abraham’s Daughters, by Emma Goldman-Sherman, explores issues of identity (Jewish-American, Palestinian Muslim, lesbian), oppression, occupation and feminism.
Based on the story of Abraham, Sarah, and Haajar, and inspired by firsthand accounts of Palestinian Muslim refugees in Gaza, Ramallah and Nablus who lived through the first Intafada, Abraham's Daughters is the story of Abraham Abramowitz, a Jew from Queens, who moves to Tel Aviv to bury his wife and live out his final days in the hopes of somehow achieving his destiny as the Father of Nations. When he discovers his Palestinian Muslim family, he struggles to get his American descendants to accept them as kin.
Directed by Lorca Peress, and starring Dahlia Azama, Ron Cohen, Valerie David, Hannah Roze, and Salma Shaw.
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