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Sabra Falling
Written by Ismail Khalidi
Directed by Dipankar Mukherjee
September 15 - October 1, 2017


Sabra Falling takes audiences back to August 1982, to a Sabra refugee camp in a war-torn Beirut. The specter of a massacre looms as the Akawi family receives an unexpected visitor that brings the past rushing back and alters the course of events to come. 

The opening weekend of this timely play is on the 35th anniversary of the infamous massacre of Palestinian refugees at the Sabra and Shatila camps.

Ensemble: Adlyn Carreras*, Michael Karadsheh, Lina Jamoul, Adri Mehra, Jawdy Obeid, Mohamed Yabdri.


The Avalon Theatre

1500 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Show Times

September 15 - October 1, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:30pm


$18 (General)

$15 (Group of 10 or more)

$12 (Students and Seniors)



** 50% of Saturday (September 30, 2017) evening's proceeds will go to relief for Puerto Rico in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria. From Palestine to Puerto Rico we are committed to providing truth and healing through art.


Panels and Forums


September 15 • Opening night post-performance talkback with Ismail Khalidi.

September 16, 3pm – 4:30pm • History and Theater: Telling Stories that have been Silenced Conversation between Rashid Khalidi and Ismail Khalidi at East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street, St Paul, MN 55106. Free and open to all.


September 23, 5pm – 6:30pm • Permission to Narrate: stories of resilience from seven decades of displacement—story sharing at the Avalon Theatre hosted by Mizna.


Community Engagement events co-hosted by MiznaNew Arab American Theater Works and the East Side Freedom Library.

Sabra Falling is part of Pangea's Alternate Visions program funded by the Jerome Foundation.

*Member of the Actors Equity Association

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