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“Headscarf and the Angry Bitch”: An Alternate Perspective

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Looking for an alternate perspective on Muslim head coverings? Check out Headscarf and the Angry Bitch, a one-woman show by local artist Zehra Fazal. According to Fazal's presser, Headscarf "is a semi-musical, fully comic exploration of life as a Pakistani Muslim growing up as an American girl in the suburbs." According to City Paper reviewer Mike Riggs, Headscarf is about an "infidel-licking lesbian" persona who sings songs like "The Only Thing I’ll Do Five Times a Day is You." Headscarf rides again this month at Theater J; the press release is after the jump.

Zehra Fazal Presents

    Headscarf and the Angry Bitch

    Presented with Theater J as part of the Voices from a Changing Middle East Festival: Voice of the Woman

    Monday, May 31st at 7:30pm

    Theater J-DCJCC

    1529 16th Street NW

    Washington, DC 20036

    Tickets $15.  For tickets, please visit theaterj.org or call (202) 777-3210

    Zehra Fazal is proud to present Headscarf and the Angry Bitch as part of Theater J’s Voices from a Changing Middle East Festival: Voice of the Woman.  The performance will take place on Monday, May 31st at 7:30pm in the Aaron and Cecile Goldman Theater at Theater J at the Washington DC Jewish Community Center at 1529 16th Street NW, Washington, DC.

    Headscarf and the Angry Bitch, written and starring Zehra Fazal, is a semi-musical, fully comic exploration of life as a Pakistani Muslim growing up as an American girl in the suburbs.  Zed Headscarf, an aspiring folk-rock musician, is hired by her local mosque to teach the greater community about Islam through music—resulting in irreverent revelations through song and monologue.  The show premiered at the 2009 Capital Fringe Festival, earning the Best Solo-Performer Pick of Fringe Award, and the award for Best Solo-Performance at DC Theatre Scene.

    Zehra Fazal is a critically acclaimed solo-performer, actor and writer based out of Washington, DC. DC credits include: Studio Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Synetic Theater, Adventure Theatre, Rorschach Theatre, and Landless Theatre.  A Hoosier native, Fazal has studied the performing arts in Indiana, Boston and Japan. She has performed her adapted and original work at Fringe Festivals in Washington, DC, Indianapolis and San Francisco.  For more information, please visit www.zehrafazal.com.

  • Traceluna

    Hooray! I went to college with Zehra--she's a phenomenally talented performer and creator. If I lived anywhere near DC I wouldn't miss this performance.

    Thanks for boosting the signal, and for the fantastically smart blogging you do.

  • Lisa

    Headscarf and the Angry Bitch was by far the best show I saw (out of dozens and dozens) at last summer's Fringe Festival. This is a must see!

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