Noor (play)

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Noor
Two Plays WEB.jpg
First Edition 2009 Saqi Books
Written by Akbar Ahmed
Characters Abdullah
Daoud
Father Assad Hussein
Ali
Three soldiers
Sheikh Moinuddin
Disciple
Deputy Minister
Flunky
Auntie Fatima
Fadel
Noor
Date premiered 2007
Place premiered Theater J
Washington, D.C.
Original language English
Subject Soldiers abduct Noor, a Muslim woman; Noor's three brothers debate what to do.
Genre Drama
Setting unnamed city with a Muslim-majority population, modern day.

Noor is a two-act play by Akbar Ahmed about the abduction of a young woman named Noor and her three brothers who represent currents inside modern Muslim communities: a Sufi, a secular government bureaucrat, and an angry fundamentalist.

Characters[edit]

Main characters
  • Abdullah (oldest brother, professor, idealistic Sufi)
  • Daoud (middle brother, medical doctor, hardened religious literalist)
  • Ali (youngest brother, lawyer and government bureaucrat, relatively secular)
  • Father (Assad Hussain)
  • Auntie Fatima (father's sister)
  • Noor (youngest sibling, a bright college student)

Secondary characters