9 Parts of Desire

9 Parts of Desire
March 01 - March 23, 2008 (Opening March 05)
Dowling Studio

"Kate Eifrig's performance is a tour de force, in more ways than one" - City Pages

God created sexual desire in ten parts; then he gave nine parts to women and one to men. - Ali ibn Abu Taleb

Accomplished Twin Cities actress Kate Eifrig stars in this acclaimed solo work celebrating the extraordinary (and ordinary) stories of nine women – eight Iraqi, one American – and their searches for personal freedom from a country overshadowed by war. This portrait of overlapping conversations, directed by the talented Joel Sass, features women from all walks of life, including a painter and mother, an American student, and a widowed ex-communist – providing a more personal look into the inner life of Iraq than a television newscast possibly could. By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, the ultimate impact of their testimony is the same: a vivid understanding of what it means to be a woman in Iraq, maintaining a belief in love and the possibility of finding peace.

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this extraordinary play, one The New Yorker called “an example of how art can remake the world.”

Programming in the Dowling Studio is sponsored by Digital River and TRAVELERS.

Run time

90 minutes with no intermission


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production photos by Michal Daniel