Our team was delighted to find out that our production of The Strangest was included in The New York Times Spring Arts Preview “32 Reasons to Get Out & Get Off The Couch”, a guide to their selection of this spring’s most promising live events.
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Alok Tewari in "The Strangest." CreditStephanie Keith
Naming the Dead
The unknown Arab killed in Albert Camus’s 1942 existentialist novel gets a name, a resurrection and plenty of company in this immersive play inspired by “The Stranger” and produced by the Semitic Root. Written by Betty Shamieh (“The Black Eyed”) and directed by May Adrales(“Vietgone”), “The Strangest” will plunk audiences into a traditional Arab storytelling cafe in sunstruck French Algeria, then turn those cafe tables on Camus. Now it’s the Frenchman with a borrowed gun who goes unnamed and the Arab characters — three brothers in love with the same woman — who are at the tale’s center.
— ALEXIS SOLOSKI