New Yorkers react to
A Muslim in the Midst
PLAYWRIGHT, DIRECTOR AND CAST SHARE THEIR THOUGHTS
"A Muslim in the Midst makes you think about the liar in our midst. How honest are we with our feelings? Can we address our fears? Anand Rao's play is crafted around an evening in Bengaluru and a chance encounter that engages us with these questions. Through this encounter between two couples, we see the horrific nature of the world we live in. The world where our media, politicians, and upbringing serve up a deadly cocktail of prejudice, guilt, fear, and ignorance. This is quartet drama at its best."
MAHESH DATTANI - PLAYWRIGHT, SCREENWRITER & DIRECTOR, MUMBAI, INDIA
"Anand Rao has delicately yet aggressively tackled Islamophobia in its post 9/11 adolescence. While a compelling narrative unfolds, this play forces you to embrace your own fears and prejudices and at the conclusion, to ask yourself, "what would you do?"
MICHAEL WOLFE - ACTOR & SCREENWRITER, NYC
"A compelling and provocative look at contemporary jitters."
JEFFREY SWEET - PLAYWRIGHT AND CRITIC, NYC
"Terrific. A timely and thoughtful message by the playwright"
DAVID JOSHI - HOST, 88.7 FM RUTGERS RADIO, NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ
"A play or any work of art for that matter that stays with you long after its conclusion, and opens up a discussion within you, is a masterpiece. That's as high a compliment I can sincerely give A Muslim in the Midst. I long for more such experiences.
KANAD BANERJEE - CREATIVE DIRECTOR, NYC
"A Muslim in the Midst" by Anand Rao, will challenge the way you see people who have views that goes against yours. It left me scratching my head at the end of the show, rethinking my own views and perspectives. Brilliant performances by the cast"
ANAND RAY - NYC BASED ACTOR
"I loved the interplay of the poignant reality with hints of well-timed comedy. Outstandingly written and directed with a cast of phenomenal actors! Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the boldly written play. A must watch!"
GAYATHRI HIGASHIDE - ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, SHIVATALA DANCE ACADEMY, COLONIA NJ
"The play was fantastic, acting and production were superb.”
WASIF NAZIMABADI - BANKER, MIDDLESEX NJ