The Wilma Theater



Aadya Bedi and Jolly Abraham in Scorched. Photo by Jim Roese.

The Wilma Theater presented Scorched by Lebanese playwright Wajdi Mouawad, the second American production of the play after more than 100 French-language productions. Translated by Linda Gaboriau, Scorched tells the story of North American twins whose mother's will asks that they return to their Middle Eastern homeland to deliver letters to a father they thought was dead and a brother they never knew existed. The twins' travels uncover their mother's history as a political activist and prisoner of war, as well as secrets about their own origins. Directed by Blanka Zizka, the production included original music by Iraqi-American musician and composer Amir ElSaffar.