Play in Progress: “Noor” by Erum Khan

Special Event

Play in Progress: “Noor” by Erum Khan

Date: Tue, Feb 20, 2018 12:00AM
Price: Free with Museum admission

Enjoy a special opportunity to engage with a theatre project in process!

Noor, a contemporary examination of Rumi and his muse, Shams, is a new work by young playwright Erum Khan about the navigation of identities here and now. It’s the story of the 17-year-old titular character’s journey through the end of adolescence, Islamic faith, and fraught relationships with friends and family. The production combines live music by renowned sitarist Anwar Khurshid and Toronto-based electronic duo LAL.

Observe the play in development and rehearsals taking place inside the Mongolian yurt in the Museum’s courtyard.

Through performance projects, Generous Friend seeks to create worlds that reflect the current and fluid social, political, and cultural landscape in Canada.

Photo(s) by Khadeeja Sajid

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