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

Please note: both performances of Dream of Home حلم وطن are sold out. For sold out performances, we encourage you to arrive early and join our waiting list in the box office starting at 6:00pm.

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

About Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi مسرح كليفلاند العربي

Cleveland Public Theatre believes when communities come together to share their stories, we grow a stronger and more vibrant city. Through Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi, مسرح كليفلاند العربي, a pilot program, Arabic-speaking communities of Cleveland share vital, life-affirming stories celebrating family, dignity, and freedom of expression. These stories affirm a rich heritage and seek to move Cleveland to shed preconceptions and stereotypes, and grow empathy and understanding.

Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi مسرح كليفلاند العربي is open to all people who share a heritage from Arabic-speaking cultures with an interest in theatre regardless of experience. Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi مسرح كليفلاند العربي broadly includes third generation Americans, as well as recent arrivals, Muslims, Christians, and other faiths, who are curious and passionate.

Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi is generously supported by

مسرح كليفلاند العربي مدعوم من قِبل

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.