Mourning Sun is an “epic cross cultural love story that gives a unique immigrant experience tackling taboo subjects.” With a first act set in Ethiopia and the second in New York, this play follows main characters Biftu and Abdi as they navigate young love with the mental, emotional and spiritual effects of irreversible fistula.
“An incredibly provocative and moving love story, heart wrenching and humorous”
“Theatre 167 once again presents an intriguing, global and universal new work”-NYTheater.com
“Everything about the production is top shelf. The play is beautifully written by Antu Yacob and will crack your heart open.” -Jessica Greer Morris, co-founder, Girl Be Heard
” One of the best things about Yacob’s play is her ability to address a disease of poverty (fistulas are almost always preventable when medical treatment is available) without resorting to such problematic over-simplifications where the West plays the enlightened savior for tragic Africans in need of rescue.”-Theasy.com
“Antu’s writing is moving, deep, and raw. She manages to bring to light the simple and beautiful moments in a difficult life. When my company produced a reading of Mourning Sun, there was not a dry eye in the house.”