What does “home” mean and what will we do to protect it?

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.

STC presents Noura as part of the second Women’s Voices Theater Festival, taking place in January and February of 2018. First launched in 2015, the Festival highlights the scope of new plays written by female playwrights and the range of professional theatre being produced in and around the nation’s capital.

Experience more of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival with a Festival Pass from TodayTix and receive exclusive discounts on all shows in the festival. Visit the Festival Pass website to find out more.


Photo of Heather Raffo by Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi.



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Noura

Feb 06 - Mar 11

By Heather Raffo
Directed by Joanna Settle
Runtime: 90 minutes
Noura was commissioned through a grant from the Beech Street Foundation and is sponsored by Share Fund.

Additional support provided by
Dr. Paul and Mrs. Rose Carter.

Restaurant Partner:
Dirty Habit