Bride of the Gulf
Thinkery and Verse (New York, USA)
Amid the violence that followed the British withdrawal from Basra in 2007, a sharp-witted Iraqi woman searches for her missing husband at the behest of her mother-in-law. A world premiere new work dedicated to the resilience of life in Basra, Iraq, and based upon a collaboration of New York ensemble Thinkery and Verse with transnational artists from Iraq’s largest port city. With surprising humor and hard-earned insight, this unique piece explores the conflict from the Iraqi perspective.
Age category: 12+
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Reviews & features
Bride of the Gulf12 Aug 2018
An alternative view of the Gulf Wars
Alternating between naturalism and an allusive dramaturgy, Bride of the Gulf is a stern corrective to Anglo-American fantasies about the wars in Iraq. Concentrating on the people of Basra, it moves chillingly towards a tragic finale, which expresses the…