Eight Is Quite Enough for Khaja' Shaheed

PlayBlog   Eight Is Quite Enough for Khaja' Shaheed
 
It's once more for the East Coast for Anna Khaja's eight-character, one-woman show, Shaheed: The Dream and Death of Benazir Bhutto, which the Los Angeles theatre press garnished with garlands last spring during its world-premiere run.


The play has found a place at the table — Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street — at this year's New York International Fringe Theatre Festival. It will be presented there on Aug. 13 at 11 PM, Aug. 21 at 6:45 PM, Aug. 26 at 5:30 PM, Aug. 28 at 9 PM and Aug. 29 at 2 PM.

Shaheed is Islamic for “Martyr” and, thus, an appropriate heading for a drama that addresses the 2007 assassination of Bhutto, the first woman elected to lead a Muslim state and still Pakistan’s only female Prime Minister. She became the victim of a suicide bomber two months after returning from an eight-year exile.

Seven other characters who form the prism through which this enigmatic and complex international figure is viewed are also performed by Khaja, a Pakistani-American actress and playwright.

— Harry Haun

Today’s Most Popular News:
 X

Blocking belongs
on the stage,
not on websites.

Our website is made possible by
displaying online advertisements to our visitors.

Please consider supporting us by
whitelisting playbill.com with your ad blocker.
Thank you!