THE DOMESTIC CRUSADER; A PLAY By Wajahat Ali
THE DOMESTIC CRUSADER; A PLAY
By Wajahat Ali
This story is about the lives of a Pakistani American family grappling with their own internal trials and tribulations, the changing dynamics of American society and a globalized world.
The play takes place over the course of one day during the present time, in an upper middle class suburban family home of a Muslim American family of Pakistani origins.
With a keen sense of timing, this dramatic-comedy utilizes the generational and culture-driven political and social evolution of American society following 9/11. Six members of a Pakistani-American Muslim family, spanning three generations, reunite at the family home to celebrate the youngest son’s 21st birthday. Each individual family member, or “domestic crusader”, attempts to assert his or her individual definition of self and destiny in the face of collective family and societal constraints, fears and misunderstandings.
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