Peace among Muslims, Christians, and Jews? It happened once, in Spain, for several hundred years, why couldn’t it happen again? When NYU students Ibrahim and Paloma study an ancient Muslim treatise on the art and practice of love, they debate the complexities of romantic relationships while falling into one. After tragedy strikes this Muslim–Christian interfaith romance, it tests the limits of love in a post-9/11 world and Ibrahim must seek the help of his friend Jared, a young Jewish attorney, to clear his name.
Production InfoCast: 3 total (1 female, 2 male)
Full Length Drama (about 110 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
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“At its core, PALOMA is a love story. But PALOMA also touches on topics such as religious conflict, coexistence and peace. They are noble ideas presented in cleverly poetic metaphors … García-Romero defies the usual gender dynamic with a female pursuer and a reticent male, and it proves a good decision.” —Graham Gentz, New Mexico Daily Lobo
“The evolving love between Ibrahim and Paloma is tender and true. Likewise, the underlying difficulties are also authentic … This is a powerful play that gets under the skin of religious tensions.” —Rob Spiegel, Talkin’ Broadway
“Told from a survivor’s perspective this is a story — a despairing reflection — of one who can love but remains chaste because his religion is an unyielding barrier … For Anne García-Romero, the writer, this is a very impressive work of art. One is caught off guard by its brilliance, the diverse nature of the characters, and the message it conveys.” —Joe Straw, Los Angeles theatre critic
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World Premiere: National Hispanic Cultural Center with Camino Real Prods.
West Coast Premiere: Los Angeles Theatre Center
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