Nine Parts of Desire
    By Heather Raffo

    19:00, Tue 16th – Sat 20th May 2017 at Corpus Playroom
    Easter Week 3

    ‘I have holes in my shoes

    I have holes now even in my feet

    there are holes everywhere

    even in this story.’

    Layal is the only artist who can paint nudes. The Girl enjoys listening to N’Sync and can distinguish between different weapons by hearing them fired. Umm Ghada mourns for her family, who were killed in the 1991 Amiriyah shelter bombing by the United States.

    Inspired by a trip to Baghdad in 2003, this play is a beautiful exploration of the lives of nine Iraqi women that span the decades between the first and second Gulf Wars and occupation. Raffo brings hundreds of interviews to life in this moving, raw and intimate examination of the effects of war on women living both in Iraq and elsewhere.

    The Tab: ★★★★1/2
    Varsity: ★★★★★


    Layal, The Doctor
    Huda, Amal, Mullaya, Nanna
    The American, Iraqi Girl, Umm Ghada

    Production Team

    Publicity Designer
    Lighting Designer
    Assistant Director
    Set Designer
    Stage Manager
    Associate Director –
    Costume Designer
    Publicity Photographer –
    Make-Up Artist –
    Publicity Photographer –
    Cinematographer –
    Technical Director
    Lighting Op –
    Sound Designer