Coming to Los Angeles: I Heart Hamas: And Other Things I'm Afraid to Tell You
I Heart Hamas: And Other Things I'm Afraid to Tell You
Written and Performed by Jennifer Jajeh
Directed by W. Kamau Bell
With the current ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, the threat of global terrorism, and the never-ending negotiations and hostilities between Israelis and Palestinians, its hard not to feel overwhelmed by all of the bad international news. Thats exactly how Jennifer Jajeh feels. And to make matters worse, Jennifer is Palestinian. Well, Palestinian American. Or more precisely: a single, Catholic, first generation, Palestinian American woman who chooses to return to her parents’ hometown of Ramallah at the start of the Second Intifada.
Actress and writer Jennifer Jajeh, with award winning director W. Kamau Bell, present I Heart Hamas, a tragicomic solo theater show. Sick and tired of the unsolicited discussions, debate and disagreements about her identity and her opinions about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Jennifer tries to figure it out for herself. Join her on American and Palestinian soil on auditions, bad dates, and across military checkpoints as she navigates the thorny terrain around Palestinian identity.
Co-Sponsored by the Levantine Cultural Center
What the Media Says
"Jennifer Jajeh has an interesting story to tell. Sometimes humorous, sometimes disturbing: her discoveries of what life in Ramallah is like for Palestinians may be revelatory for most Americans." --Chicago Tribune
“This play provides a fascinating look into a world we don’t often see or hear about.” --NYTheatre.com
"Jajeh’s agility as a performer and gift for mimicry are fully displayed.” --Village Voice