Staged Reading: Paloma by Anne García-Romero


Location: Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

A play, directed by Alan Freeman, about interfaith relationships, faith, and love in a post 9/11 world.     

In 2004 New York City, Ibrahim, a Muslim, and Paloma, a Catholic, meet and fall in love while studying at NYU.  Inspired by a 11th century Spanish-Muslim meditation on the art of love, the young couple travels to Spain, seeking to overcome their religious differences which threaten to divide them. After tragedy strikes, Ibrahim must seek the help of his friend Jared, a young Jewish attorney, to clear his name. 

A panel discussion will follow the reading and include Anne García-Romero, Thomas J. and Robert T. Rolfs Assistant Professor, Department of Film, Television, and Theatre, Fellow, Nanovic Institute for European Studies, Alan Freeman, Professor Emeritus in Theater from Occidental College, and Ebrahim Moosa, Professor of Islamic Studies in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

This reading contains mature content. Tickets are free, but required.  Visit here for tickets.

Sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre.