Bacha Bazi (Boy Play)
Design: Allen Quigley
|Event Title:||Bacha Bazi (Boy Play) (More Information)|
|Event Description:|| |
The eve of Obama’s election finds Aaron, a documentary filmmaker from Texas, in Northern Afghanistan. He’s there to shoot a film about the poppy trade, but changes his mind when he encounters bacha bazi (boy play), an ancient Afghan tradition where young boys dance in women’s clothing and are sold for sex to the highest bidder. Both fascinated and offended by the practice, Aaron meets Hafiz, a young dancer, and his investigative journalism turns personal.
Alternating between Dari and English, dance and language, fear and desire, Bacha Bazi (Boy Play) written and directed by Gabriel Jason Dean brings a critical lens to American altruism and explores the often fatal consequences of intercultural misunderstanding. At its core, it asks, “What are the consequences of good intentions?”
Tickets are $10 and may be purchased beginning 90 minutes prior to curtain at the Winship Box Office. Cash or check only accepted.
This play is approximately two hours and includes one intermission.
|Date and Time:||Feb. 22 | 8:00 PM|
|Contact:||Theatre and Dance Info Line|
|Location:||Oscar G. Brockett Theatre (WIN Building) Maps and Directions|
|Sponsor:||Department of Theatre & Dance|