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Fouad Dakwar '22

R3TURN: A Palestinian Punk-Pop Musical

R3TURN: A Palestinian Punk-Pop Musical is the magical, comedic, and rocking dream of a free Palestine. The piece depicts not only Palestinian suffering on behalf of Israeli state violence but also Palestinian liberation efforts, Palestinian joy, and the opportunity for magic in Palestine. R3TURN premiered to sold-out audiences at the LPAC Frear Ensemble Theater on April 8th, 9th, and 10th, 2022.

When three high schoolers in occupied Palestine stumble upon a mysterious cave, they find themselves propelled into a supernatural struggle for justice accompanied by a poetic punk-pop score. Across walls and checkpoints, these unlikely young heroes must take up their people's fight for liberation and a long awaited return to their homeland.