Dream of Home

Created by the Ensemble, Raymond Bobgan, & Faye Hargate.
Co-Directed by Raymond Bobgan & Faye Hargate.

April 26, 2019 - April 27, 2019

6:30 @ Cleveland Public Theatre, Gordon Square Theatre.
Doors open at 6:30pm with live music & food | Show at 7:30pm | Postshow music & dancing following the show

Dream of Home حلم وطن is about how we remember, seek, and create home, celebrating connections to our past heritage and sharing culture with the broader community. This world premiere production features Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi ensemble artists performing their own personal stories. Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi is a Cleveland Public Theatre new project by, for, and with Arabic-speaking communities. The ensemble of artists is open to all people who share a heritage from Arabic-speaking cultures and a curiosity and passion for theatre. Generous support provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. This production will feature subtitles and will be fully bilingual. World Premiere.

Preshow Music & Reception | 6:30pm
Light hors d’oeuvres catered by Kan Zaman
Preshow music by Danny Lahood

Postshow Music & Dancing
Tony Mikhael Band

The Gordon Square Theatre is ADA compliant featuring a ramped entrance and an all gender, wheelchair accessible restroom.

Tickets: $15

The Creative Production Team Includes

Raymond Bobgan – Producer
Faye Hargate – Line Producer
Marissa Green – Stage Manager
Jamal Julia Boudiab – Translation Consultant
Inda Blatch-Geib – Costume Designer
Hussein Ghareeb – Scenic Designer
Nisrine Khazaal – Subtitle Translation Consultant/Operator
Val Kozlenko – Set Construction
Jeremy Paul – Lighting Designer


Abbas Alhilali, Ebaa Boudiab, Issam Boudiab, Jamal Julia Boudiab, Hussein Ghareeb, Omar Kurdi, Manar Yared, Haneen Yehya, with writing contributions by Nazek El Halabi Yehya


Jamila Alhaib, Abbas Alhilali, Prof. Alia Almashni, Pierre Bejjani, Hon. Joe Cimperman, Irene Farah, Dr. Michel Farah, Dr. Naim Farhat, Prof. Ahmad Hamo, Dr. Wael Khoury, Alma Khoury Korkor, Abdelghani Kitab, George Koussa, Omar Kurdi, Rebecca Mayhew, Hussein Mayyahi, Leen Midani, Dr. Widad Mousa, Shirien Muntaser, Dr. Abed el-Rahman Tayyara, Ruth Tracy, Isam Zaiem

Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi is generously supported by

The City of Cleveland’s Cable Television Minority Arts and Education Fund

Dream of Home حلم وطن will feature subtitles and will be fully bilingual, thanks to The City of Cleveland’s Cable Television Minority Arts and Education Fund, a supporting organization of the Cleveland Foundation.