The play opened Oct. 9, after previews from Sept. 24. It previously extended to Dec. 12 and then to Jan. 23, 2005. Manhattan Ensemble Theater's Hank Williams: Lost Highway and Golda’s Balcony both extended several times. The former transferred to Off-Broadway, the latter to Broadway.
Nine Parts of Desire is written and performed by Heather Raffo. The work, a hit in Britain, is a one-person show that provides "a portrait of the extraordinary – and ordinary – lives of a whole cross-section of Iraqi women," and promises to lift "the veil on exactly what it means to be a woman in the age-old war zone that is Iraq."
Desire is directed by Joanna Settle.
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