A British Pakistani Muslim's Autobiographical One-Woman Play
August 11-12th @8pm
One Woman, 21 Characters, A Burqa, A Bikini
Burq Off! is an autobiographical coming of age comedy about a British Pakistani girl trying to find herself in two madly opposing worlds. British Pakistani actor/writer Nadia Manzoor was raised a cultural yoyo, bouncing between expectations of her conservative Muslim family and her saucy British school friends. From her discovery of ‘sex’ at the age of 5, to falling in love with an Irish Catholic boy who must be kept secret, Nadia’s search for self is punctuated by fierce Bollywood dance moves, a blackout drinking incident, and an Islamic teacher whose interests range from slapping to pornography. Love, lies, a burqa and a bikini. Nadia has no idea who she is, but she’ll try anything to find out.
Section A: $35 Section B: $30 Section C: $25
*Please note: This is a rental presentation and is not eligible for Cultch subscription