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World premiere of Mourning Sun!

World premiere of Mourning Sun!

Come check out the long awaited opening to my play Mourning Sun this Fall! Theatre 167’s premiere NYC production of this both poignant and inspiring piece directed by Ari Laura Kreith opens November 6, 2015. Stay tuned for details!


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. Featured in Fresh Ground Pepper’s New York 2014 Playground Festival at South Oxford Space,  Mourning Sun has been presented in Crossroads Theater Company’s CommonGround Festival and Project Y Theatre’s Racey Plays Series.

“When my company produced a reading of Antu’s beautiful play, “Mourning Sun,” there was not a dry eye in the house.  I had already read the play and had been rehearsing for the reading all afternoon, but found myself surprised and sobbing for the final scenes. Her writing is moving, deep, and raw.  She manages to bring to light the simple and beautiful moments in a difficult life.”

-Michole Biancosino, Artistic Director, Project Y Theatre.
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