Haram: A Play

“Art is a message from the soul, wrapped in a envelope of beauty.”
-Dr. Maher Hathout

Dr. Maher Hathout is a widely known physician, public intellectual, interfaith advocate, and community activist – he’s also an artist. His poetry and short stories – written over the past 60 years – have been collected and translated from Arabic to English, and is currently being developed into a stage play, “Haram.”

Haram is an abstract drama that tells the tale of the universal struggle of love and war; the love of a couple, of a people, of an ideal world in the face of tyranny and oppression. The story is centered on the tragic parting of a couple, a Man and Woman deeply in love in troubled times. Should he leave to join the resistance and abandon his beloved? Is it possible their love not to be soured by the eroding world they live in? Whatever choice they make, inevitably, for one reason or another, they are left with Haram.

The story of the beloved is broken up by four abstract vignettes that showcase the poetry of Dr. Hathout with silent action on stage and projected imagery and music.

Watc the trailer below and support this inspiring endeavor!


One Comment on “Haram: A Play”

  1. JS says:

    For some reason the video “How the Media Failed Women” is showing up on the mainpage (but not on the post’s link). Just FYI!