PALESTINE, written and performed by Fever Chart cast memberNajla Saïd, and directed by Sturgis Warner, was produced Off-Broadway earlier this year by Twilight Theatre Company in association with New York Theatre Workshop. It attracted worldwide attention and is now on tour. Najla Saïd was raised in a privileged environment on the Upper West Side. Her father was the eminent Palestinian Edward Saïd. Her mother is Lebanese. Her best friends growing up were Jewish.
PALESTINE is a personal journey from the “toniest private schools”, to the “stench of Gaza,” through two wars, the horrors of 9/11, encounters with the likes of Yasir Arafat, “cheeky” photographers and, of course, her esteemed family. Rich, honest, and very funny, PALESTINE is a compassionate look at the Middle East from another point of view.