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October 03, 2015

Will Call #18 — Playwright Tom Coash, Director Leah C. Gardiner On “ Veils “

Donnetta Lavinia Grays and Hend Ayoub in "Veils" at Barrington now through October 18; Photos by Kevin Sprague
Donnetta Lavinia Grays and Hend Ayoub in "Veils" at Barrington now through October 18; Photos by Kevin Sprague

Thought-provoking examination of customs and culture, “Veils,” opens this weekend at Barrington Stage Company

Donnetta Lavinia Grays and Hend Ayoub in "Veils" at Barrington Stage Company now through October 18; photo by Kevin Sprague
Donnetta Lavinia Grays and Hend Ayoub in “Veils” at Barrington Stage Company now through October 18; photo by Kevin Sprague

The Greylock Glass spoke at length both with “Veils” author Tom Coash and director Leah C. Gardiner about this contemplative work produced by Barrington Stage Company.

“Veils” is set in 2010, when Intisar, an African American Muslim student, arrives in Cairo for a year abroad, she hopes finally to be understood. She’s quickly enlisted by her exuberant Egyptian roommate, Samar, to help create a blog debating the practice of wearing veils, but when the Arab Spring intervenes, revolution threatens to overtake their friendship.

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