JONAS HASSEN KHEMIRI - a playwright and novelist of Tunisian and Swedish parentage – and his play “Invasion!” has had great success in several European productions. Now his play, translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles, has been brought to the United States by The Play Company. The U.S. premiere will be Off-Broadway at the Walkerspace at 40 Walker Street in Tribeca on February 21 – March 12, with previews starting on February 9. “Invasion!” is directed by Erica Schmidt.
“INVASION!” is the playwright’s first play and is a subversive comedy that centers on “Abulkasem,” a name that bears seemingly magical powers, and a series of characters who assume the name for their own reasons.
JONAS Hassen Khemiri has won Sweden’s top prize for best literary debut with his novel “One Eye Red.” His newest novel “Montecore: The Silence of the Tiger,” which was awarded the Per Olov Enquist Prize, will be published in the U.S. this spring and will be his English-language debut.
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