“Lost and Guided,” a play about four Syrians whose lives are uprooted by civil war, will be performed at 6 p.m. Friday at the Portland Museum of Art and at 7 p.m. Saturday at Camden Opera House. The Maine-based New England Arab American Association is bringing the play to Maine in response to the growing refugee and immigration population in Maine.
“Lost and Guided” tells the stories of these young Syrians whose lives change after anti-government protests in the city of Daraa. Over six years, each is forced on a personal journey. The story is set in the Middle East and America, and is about love, friendship and the struggle for happiness. The play is based on writer-director Irene Kapustina’s interviews with Syrian refugees living in the United States.
It opened off Broadway last August.
“This play supports (our) vision by bridging the culture gap through portraying the lives of our new Mainers and emphasizing the journey that forced them to leave their home land,” Zoe Sahloul, founder and executive director of the New England Arab American Association, said in a press release.
Each performance will be followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A.
WHEN: 6 p.m. Friday
WHERE: Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square
HOW MUCH: $45
WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St.
HOW MUCH: $45