The Hour of Feeling
March 6 - April 1, 2012
by Mona Mansour
directed by Mark Wing-Davey
It’s 1967 and the map of the Middle East is about to change drastically. Fueled by a love of English Romantic poetry, Adham journeys from Palestine to London with his new wife, Abir, to deliver a career-defining lecture. As the young couple’s marriage is tested, Adham struggles to reconcile his ambitions with the pull of family and home. But what if seizing the moment means letting go of everything he knows?
Recommended for high school level and up.
Contains strong language and herbal cigarette smoke.
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What the critics are saying about The Hour of Feeling
“Mansour’s characters are rich and complex and it is a delight to watch the cast bring them to life.” –Erin Keane, WFPL Full Review
“The design team deserves a standing ovation for seamless collaboration. “ –Erin Keane, WFPL Full Review
“The acting is wonderful, and the play itself is a visual treat, with smooth and stunning set changes.” -Rick Redding, louisvilleky.com Full Review
“an accessible, tender and at times comic tragedy” –Kate Barry, arts-louisville.com Full Review
“Mansour’s script creatively uses different languages to tell the story… This construction works to make the play even richer and gives an aural landscape to their complex world.” –Elizabeth Kramer, Courier Journal Full Review
“The Hour of Feeling, now open at Actors Theatre, explores words. Explores language. Explores what happens when we try—and don’t try—to understand each other. And it explores those things in a very deep way.” – Michelle Rynbrandt, Louisville.com Full Review
“Mona Mansour’s play is heavy, with an adequate amount of smart humor to break up the density. It’s every bit as political as it is romantic.” – Jane Mattingly, LEO Weekly Full Review
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