Khuraki 2020: A Celebration of Afghanistan in Pittsburgh

Capital Cathedral, 200 Lincoln Ave, Millvale, PA 15209
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Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 8:00pm

In March, a group of Afghan female refugees will take a step together into the American Dream.
RealTime invites you to join them.

RealTime Interventions is proud to present our re-mount of Khūrākī, a theatrical/ cultural/ culinary celebration of Afghanistan in Pittsburgh. We're celebrating the launch of our Afghan co-creators' new catering company, the first Afghan food business in Pittsburgh:

Zafaron Afghan Cuisine!

Created collaboratively by Molly Rice and a group of female Afghan refugees, Khuraki's initial run in 2019 sold out before it opened. This re-staging invites new audiences to get to know the recently-resettled Afghans who share this city.

Khūrākī (meaning “eat” or “meal” in the Afghan language Dari) challenges perception of Afghanistan as a place of violence and war, emphasizing the beauty of The country through "theatrical portraits" of five strong women who will forever be Afghan, but have recently become Pittsburghers as well—and are now becoming business owners.

The March show centers around traditions of the Afghan new year, Nauruz (March 21) and the women's reflections on “home.” You'll experience Afghan food served directly to you, prepared by the women whose stories you'll hear; live music selections based on the women’s descriptions of home; and moments of immersive cultural experience. The evenings will include talkbacks featuring the creative team and our partners, including the Afghan women. Audiences are limited to 70 per night.

Are you a refugee, veteran, artist or student? Email [email protected] for information about discounts!

 

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