We Swim, We Talk, We Go to War

Golden Thread Productions

By Mona Mansour and directed by Evren Odcikin. While trying to navigate the currents of the Pacific, an Arab-American woman and her nephew, who has enlisted in the military, dive into the murky waters of family, identity, and politics. Adventurous and playful, We Swim takes the form of a literal conversation on stage, and expands into a nuanced dialogue about what it means to be American, Arab, and Arab-American at our current moment in time.

This is what SF/Arts curator Jean Schiffman had to say about We Swim, We Talk, We Go to War :

Lebanese-American playwright Mona Mansour examines identity—American, Arab, Arab-American—in this world premiere, her fourth to be staged by Golden Thread. In it, a woman and her nephew, who’s enlisted in the military, discuss issues that divide families and our nation. Some of the time, they are swimming in the Pacific. Evren Odcikin directs.

Event Info
Nov 16 → Dec 16
Times vary; check the website
Potrero Stage (formerly Thick House)
1695 18th Street, San Francisco
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