Newmark Theatre

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Composed by Kamala Sankaram

Libretto by Susan Yankowitz

This piece is inspired by the story of Mukhtar Mai—a trailblazing Pakistani human rights activist who is a victim of sanctioned gang rape. She defied expectations to take her own life after the attack, deciding to live and seek justice. Her hope: open a village school for girls to learn to read and write, so that they may avoid the humiliation of signing their names with only a thumbprint.

Language: English with captions

Content Warning: This production includes adult content—including rape, injustice, and suicide.

Accessibility

Captions: For patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing, each performance (whether virtual or in person) includes live English captions projected above the stage, or streamed virtually on the screen.

Audio Description: For patrons who are blind or have low-vision, the Sunday matinee performance will include a live audio description of the action and dialogue onstage. Patrons who wish to listen to the description may pick up a headset free-of-charge, on a first-come, first-served basis, with ID from the Coat Checkroom.

If you require wheelchair accessible and/or companion seating, or have any other hearing or vision needs, please call us to purchase tickets so that we can ensure your visit to the theatre is an excellent one.

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