Everyone should see this play…I was spellbound.

New Works Festival Attendee

A Distinct Society

By Kareem Fahmy
Directed by Giovanna Sardelli

April 5-30, 2023

World Premiere in Association with Pioneer Theatre Company


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By chance and geographic anomaly, a quiet library in northern Vermont straddles the U.S.-Canada border. Most years it’s just a curiosity, but during the “Muslim ban,” it becomes an unlikely meeting place for an Iranian family who find themselves on opposite sides of an invisible divide. When the Québécoise librarian, a U.S. border patrol officer, and a local teenager become involved, all must choose between breaking the law and saving themselves. A favorite from our New Works Festival!

RUNNING TIME: 1 hour and 35 minutes, with no intermission.

 MASKS ARE REQUIRED for all attendees. Visit our Safety Update for more information.

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Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

500 Castro St. Mountain View, CA 94041