HEADSCARF AND THE ANGRY BITCH presented by Zehra Fazal as part of the 2011 Cincinnati Fringe Festival. You can read the show description here.
Zehra Fazal’s very fun (and educational) show gives audience members an irreverent, personal, view of what it means to be a young, female, Muslim-American.
Even though she’s wears a hijab (the traditional head covering worn by Muslim women) throughout the show, her character and personality shine through in her voice, facial expressions and body language. (Something many actors have failed to do in numerous productions of the too numerous NUNSENSE musicals.) More importantly, she reminds us that people are individuals and that one’s religious beliefs are only part of what makes one unique.
The only complaint I have for the artist has more to do with the venue than her performance. Given how long the venue is, you may want to use the microphone throughout the entire show, not just when performing your songs. I was in the last row of Friday’s SOLD OUT performance and had trouble hearing a few times as you moved about the stage.
Three performances remain of HEADSCARF AND THE ANGRY BITCH at ArtWorks:
- Sat, June 4 at 7pm
- Sun, June 5 at 7pm
- Tue, June 7 at 7:30pm
I recommended that you make your reservations in advance as availability at the door could be limited.
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