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Jabber by Geordie Productions
Fast-paced drama probes teens’ struggles with social media and culture-based bullying.
“Smartly probes the lives of high schoolers struggling with peer expectations and identity problems.”
—Winnepeg Free Press
Fatima is an outgoing teenager who happens to have been born in Egypt to a Muslim family. As her school’s only “jabber”—someone who wears a hijab or headscarf—she feels marginalized. So does Jorah, a boy whose father is in prison. As their relationship grows, this fast-paced drama offers fresh insights into teens’ social media behavior and how they—and all of us—judge each other based on culture and class.
Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Montreal-based theater company Geordie Productions will present Jabber on Sunday, February 4, at 2 pm, in Spaulding Auditorium of the Hopkins Center for the Arts—one of three Hop shows this winter offering diverse views into the many facets of Islam, in tradition and in the world today.
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