The Domestic Crusaders
A Dramatic Comedy in English by Wajahat Ali
Directed by Ravi Bhatnagar
Produced by Diya Parial & Pratish Shah
May 8–22, 2016, Sunnyvale Theatre
What does it mean to be Muslim in a post 9/11 America?
Six members of a Pakistani-American Muslim family, spanning three generations, reunite at the family home to celebrate the youngest son’s 21st birthday. As the day unfolds, they spar about everything from Biryani to racism and from airport security checks to Middle Eastern politics. Much of it is what you would expect of the immigrant experience. But 9/11 has changed this Muslim family’s “American dream” forever.
The Domestic Crusaders has been staged Off-Broadway, at Berkeley Rep and at numerous other theatres across the United States and the world, garnering generous praise along the way.
The Domestic Crusaders was staged by BAD Company at Sunnyvale Theatre. There were five shows on May 8 (2 shows), 13, 15 and 22, 2016. You can learn more about this production, including a listing of the full cast and crew, by visiting the archived page for the play. Blog posts for Dance Like a Man can be found here.