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Alliance Theatre Features
Iranian Cast in ENGLISH

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Date(s): 8/16/23 - 9/17/23
Start time: 7:30 PM
Location:

Alliance Theatre - Hertz Stage
1280 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Price: Free
Phone: 404-733-4600
Type: Theater & Performing Arts

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“English Only” is the mantra that rules one Iranian classroom where four adults are learning English in preparation for the TOEFL — the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Passing the test might be the key to better opportunities — a green card, medical school admission, or family reunification.

Playing out in awkward lessons of word games and mistranslations, English is both a comedy of miscommunication and a look at the ways speaking a new language can expand your world and limit your identity. A hit in its 2021 New York premiere, English was described as, “a rich new play, both contemplative and comic” by The New York Times and was awarded the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. New York






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