Six Characters in Search of a Plot

Last night I was down at Baruch College, checking out my friend Billy Yalowitz's new theater show (written by Muhammed Ahmed Zaher.) The title, Six Characters in search of a Plot, was apt. There was little plot - the show is more a series of impressions on the process of creating political theater b/w Israeli Jews and Israeli Arabs when you can't even have a conversation about politics. My friend Hanin Tarabiya from Face to Face was in the show as a 'midwife' - narrator, but the cast members were all upstaged by one performer - Shadi Fakher Eldeen - who gave the piece energy and comedy. In the talk-back he was bouncing off the walls, answering every question, talking into an empty coffee mug. A one-man-show should be in the works.