DAI (enough): A Play

DAI (enough): A Play

by Iris Bahr


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Set in a Tel Aviv café in the moments before a suicide bomber enters, Iris Bahr’s 2008 Lucille Lortel Award–winning DAI (enough) courageously speaks to tragic current events. Bahr plays eleven different characters who span the ideological and class spectrum of Israeli society, including a Zionist kibbutznik, an evangelical from America funding an Armageddon fantasy, a West Bank settler, a snooty expat living in Long Island, and a Palestinian professor trying to keep her son from taking the path of extremism. Thanks to the emotional depth and honesty with which Bahr endows these characters and their individual stories, a complex portrait of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict emerges. Alternately very funny and tragic, DAI (enough) is a brave attempt to humanize the headlines.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810126435
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Publication date: 11/28/2009
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Iris Bahr is a writer, director, and actor. In addition to DAI (enough), which received Drama Desk Award and Stage Award (UK) nominations for Outstanding Solo Work and won the 2008 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show, she has written Planet America (also a solo show) and the memoir Dork Whore: My Travels Through Asia as a Twenty-Year-Old Pseudo-Virgin. Her work for television includes the role of Rachel Heineman, an Orthodox Jewish girl, on two episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm, "The Ski Lift" and "The Korean Bookie."

Table of Contents

A Note from, the Playwright
Production History
DAI (enough)

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