Title, Premiere and Location


An American Muslim Remix Adaptation by Peter Howard.


October 9-26, 2003, Los Angeles Theater Center



Written By

from the play by Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman, Adapted by Peter Howard




A contemporary adaptation (the first ever in this classic American comedy's 67-year history) that revolves around the lives of high-spirited Muslim family in Los Angeles, exploring themes of faith, family, individualism, politics and love.

An American Muslim remix of the classic comedy, adapted to explore individualism, politics, family and love in the community, centering on the lives of a high-spirited family.



Directed by Mark Valdez

Scenic Design by Lynn Jeffries

Lighting Design by Geoff Korf

Costume Design by Yousuf Bashir, Roma Khan

Sound Design by Paul James Prendergast

Music Director - Wael Kakish

Cultural Consultant - Kamal Al-Marayati

Production Stage Manager - Michelle Blair


Production Manager - Celeste Thompson

Stage Manager - Bridget Kirkpatrick

Stage Manager - Seth A. Kolarsky

Technical Director - Arny Cano

Asst. Director - Leticia Lopez

Props Artisan - Jennie Hahn

Asst. Set Designer - Soo Lee

Asst. Lighting Designer - Robert Aguilar


Scenic Painters - Lynn Jeffries, Soo Lee, Nadia Reed, Jonathan Bastow

Carpenters - Jonathan Bastow, Ffaelan, Ezra Walker, Ben Lewis, John Panlener, Danny Davy

Wardrobe - Roma Khan

Crew - Yara Badday, Tarek Kholoki

Box Office - Erica Warren

Photographer - Craig Schwartz

Graphic Design - Chris Komuro

Movement Consultant - I. Ulysses Mitchie

Rehearsal Assistants - Bill Korf, Joan Becker

Calligraphy - Tarik Jalanbo





The Abd-ul Rahman Family -
George Haddad Great Grandpa
Avner Garbi Hakim Abd-ul Rahman
Amir Hussain Hasan Abd-ul Rahman
Albena Dodeva Sameerah Abd-ul Rahman
Sondos Kholoki-Kahf Salmah Abd-ul Rahman
Gezel Remy Zahrah Mahmoud
Baraa Kahf Saleen Mahmoud
The Khan Family -
Shishir Kurup Mr. Khan
K.T. Thangavelu Mrs. Khan
Omi Vaidya Ajmal Khan
Friends & Visitors -
Abdulla Almuntheri Daoud
Hassan Diop Brother Taalib
Ali Khan Ali
Ibrahim Saba Mr. De la Paz
Adina Porter Mr. Henderson, Kimberly Wells, Sister Khadijah
Tarek Kholoki Yusuf (the Delivery Boy)
Naveed Merchant The Man
Syed Jaffery Agent Collins
Elizabeth Gonzalez Agent Harris
Tarik Jalanbo Agent Smith



Comments by cast, crew, and other participants.

Subsequent Performances or Productions

Special Notes

Community Partners include The Muslim Public Affairs Council, The Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Council on Islamic Education


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