Provocative Lebanese author Joumana Haddad will present her first novel, The Seamstress’ Daughter, in Los Angeles at the Odyssey Theatre for one night only on March 22, in a reading and theatrical performance directed by Nagham Wehbe, who previously adapted Haddad’s “Confessions of An Angry Arab Woman” to the stage in a production that won the Hollywood Fringe Festival’s Encore Award in 2017.
Haddad is the former culture editor of the Lebanese daily An-Nahar (1997-2017) and author of the controversial non-fiction titles I Killed Scherazade, Confessions of An Angry Arab Woman, as well as its follow-up, Superman is an Arab: On God, Marriage, Macho Men and Other Disastrous Inventions.
The Seamstress' Daughter is a powerful story of four women from four generations of a family and their experience with war, violence, and traditions in the Middle East. It is a story about family, love, loss, and resilience. “In one hundred years, four women in our family survived four wars. It is as if we are doomed to survive, but not live,” said Haddad in an interview with Tom Zoellner of LARB (Los Angeles Review of Books). A book signing and discussion with Joumana Haddad will follow the March 22nd performance.
Novel by Joumana Haddad with a performance written, produced and directed by Nagham Wehbe. Length 1hr, seating capacity 99 (standing room not available). The short play stars Julia Manis, Marie-Lou Nahhas, Natali Anna and Tania Ayoub. Production Manager, Karmel Humphrey; production team: Dana Nahhas, Eric McQuesten and Hiba Flayhan. For more information or to purchase the book (paperback) or tickets please visit:
Odyssey tickets $22 available here.
The Odyssey Theatre is located at 2055 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025, tel. 310.477.2055, just north of Olympic where the 10 and 405 freeways meet.
- March 22, 2020 at 7pm – 9pm
- Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025