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Mahmoud in Los Angeles + New Broadcast Times for Six Pillars

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Fresh off winning Best of Fringe productions in both Toronto and New York City, MAHMOUD is back in LA at Santa Monica Playhouse, for a 3-week run, January 1027, 2013.

MAHMOUD is a one-woman show about an aging Iranian engineer-cum-taxi driver and a fabulously gay Spaniard and a young Iranian-Canadian girl all trapped inside one body, trying to get by in the day-to-day grind of a big metropolitan city.

Iranian born playwright/performer TARA GRAMMY invites us to watch as these characters’ stories intertwine over the course of an hour, exploring themes of displacement, immigration, home, and culture. At once hilarious, insightful, and irreverent, MAHMOUD takes an exacting look at racism against Middle Eastern immigrants, homophobia within immigrant communities, and media-created stigmas surrounding Iranian (and Middle Eastern) culture.