Food and Fadwa poster image

Food and Fadwa

Feb 04, 2016 to Feb 13, 2016
Lameece Issaq and Jacob Kader
Directed by: 
Marina Bergenstock
David Thayer Theatre
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 8:00pm


Link to a Daily Iowan article and photos about Food and Fadwa.

Link to a Iowa City Press-Citizen article and photos about Food and Fadwa.


Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office. Or at the Theater Building box office one hour prior to tonight's final performance.

About Food and Fadwa

Having multiple generations of a family under one roof can be challenging, especially when dealing with a delayed wedding, a visit from an annoying expatriate cousin, the arrival of a former love, and a government-imposed five-day house arrest. This is what life in the occupied West Bank is like for the Faranesh family. Food and Fadwa offers a glimpse into the struggles of everyday life under a military occupation. Will the Faranesh family be able to endure as they have in the past? Or will the relentless pressure lead to their disintegration?

Food and Fadwa is set in a military occupation and deals with the sights and sounds of war. This production may not be suitable for children.


Listing of Cast for Food and Fadwa. Column one has the staff position title and column two has the name of the staff member.
Role Name
Fadwa Faranesh Catie Councell
Baba Sambit Misra
Dalal Faranesh Holly Grum
Emir Azzam Randryck Lewis
Youssif Azzam Zach Twardowski
Hayat Johnson Natalie Lurowist
Auntie Samia Tempestt Farrar

Artistic Team

Listing of Artistic Team for Food and Fadwa. Column one has the staff position title and column two has the name of the staff member.
Position Name
Director Marina Bergenstock
Dramaturg Alison Ruth
Scenic Designer Kevin Dudley
Assistant Scenic Designer Christian Santiago
Costume Designer Jenny Nutting-Kelchen
Assistant Costume Designer Hiram Alexander Orozco
Lighting Designer Joshua Hinden
Assistant Lighting Designer Hoejeong Joanne Yoo
Sound Designer Rob Bergenstock
Dialect Coach Kris Danford
Assistant Dialect Coach Sambit Misra
Music Director Frankie Rose


Production Photos


MFA Actor Catie Councell is Fadwa FaraneshMFA Actors Zach Twardowski, Sambit Misra and Catie CouncellA Scene from FOOD AND FADWAA Scene from FOOD AND FADWAMFA Actors Sambit Misra and Zach Twardowski