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I Heart Hamas: And Other Things I’m Afraid To Tell You

Jennifer is trying to get back home, but its a lot more complicated than that. The guy sitting next to her in the taxi is smoking cigarettes, but won’t roll the window down because he doesn’t want to let the tear gas in. The 70 year old grandmother on her other side wants to know why her Arabic is so bad, why she doesn’t wax her arms and why at the age of 28 she is not yet married. It’s 100 degrees outside, and she’s been in this taxi for 2 hours even though it should have been a 20 minute ride. And all she can focus on are the soldiers on the one side of the road shooting rubber bullets through traffic at the kids hurling stones on the other side of the road. Wait, why did she want to come to Palestine?

Oh yes that’s right, sick and tired of the unsolicited discussions, debates and disagreements about her identity and her opinions about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Jennifer decides to go to Palestine and figure it out for herself. Join her on American and Palestinian soil on auditions, bad dates, and across military checkpoints as she navigates the thorny question of "where are you from?",  and defines for herself what being a single, Christian Palestinian-American woman really means. Apparently it means a lot of comedy.

Jajeh & Co. is proud to present the world premiere of Jennifer Jajeh’s groundbreaking solo show “I Heart Hamas: And Other Things I’m Afraid to Tell You” as part of the 11th annual New York International Fringe Festival. Jennifer Jajeh is a San Francisco based artist. In addition to her work as a stage and film actor, she has produced and directed award winning independent film and video projects. Her work has appeared at the MOMA (New York), on PBS, and nationally and internationally in film festivals, museums, art galleries and universities.

As a solo show director W. Kamau Bell has helmed “don’t make me look too psychotic”,”F**king Handicapped Guy”, and “”, among others. He founded and directs SF’s Solo Performance Workshop, an incubator for new solo talent. He is extremely excited to be directing Jennifer Jajeh’s “I Heart Hamas”.

“I Heart Hamas” will be playing in San Francisco for two nights only: Fri, July 25 and Sat, July 26 at 8pm. For more information, check out the I Heart Hamas website or head to Brown Paper Tickets to buy your tickets!


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