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The Broadway Blog - -Pan Asian Repertory has not only given theatergoers an evening of provocative and engaging theater but it has also piqued a curiosity for learning more about this troubling time in history, caused us to reflect on our current age of world injustices and reminded us that citizens can (and will) force change over inequitable power.

Theatre Pizzazz - -"This is a riveting, uplifting production that is not to be missed."

First Online with Fran  

by Shahid Nadeem
English translation by Tahira Naqvi
Directed by Noelle Ghoussaini

Opening Night June 15 at 7:30pm

Studio Theatre at Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street

June 10-25, 2017
Tues - Sat at 7:30pm
Sat & Sun at 2:30pm

Tickets can be found at Telecharge.com
or by calling 212-239-6200

STUDENTS use code TRACQStu with valid ID presented at box office

ACQUITTAL focuses on four women in a Pakistan prison in the 80’s and how each represents a different injustice with illuminating revelations. The play was inspired by Shahid’s own imprisonment as young man. He is now the Artistic Director of Ajoka Theatre in Pakistan.

From Shahid NadeemACQUITTAL was written in 1987, while I was living in exile in London. It has a specific reference to the early 1980s, when General Zia-ul-Haq had implemented blatant discriminatory ‘Islamic’ laws (called Hudood Ordinances), which proved to be detrimental to the interests of women and minority groups. These laws were used to punish women and caused gross miscarriages of justice. Zia’s anti-women ‘Islamization’ policies galvanized the women’s movement in Pakistan.”


Aizzah Fatima as Zahida

Gulshan Mia as Jamila

Shetal Shah as Jannat Bibi
Stage Managers:
Luis E. Santiago, Sabrina Morabito

You-Shin Chen

Hyun Sook Kim

Leslie Smith

Graphic Design:
Brit Godish

Sinan Refik Zafar 

Salma Shaw as Marium