The Domestic Crusaders by Wajahat Ali at Tara Arts
Tara Arts presents The Domestic Crusaders, by Wajahat Ali, directed by Jatinder Verma, at Tara Theatre, in Earlsfield, south west London, from 25 Sep to 12 Oct 2013.
Focuses on a day in the life of three generations of a modern, middle class Muslim Pakistani-American family. They convene at the family house in Claifornia to celebrate the twenty-first birthday of the youngest child. With a background of 9-11 and the scapegoating of Muslim Americans, the tensions and sparks fly among the three generations, culminating in an intense family battle as each 'crusader' struggles to assert and impose their respective voices and opinions, while still attempting to maintain and understand that unifying thread that makes them part of the same family.