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R3TURN A Palestinian Punk-Pop Musical

R3TURN A Palestinian Punk-Pop Musical
Book, Lyrics, and Music by Fouad Dakwar '22
Directed by Zaina Dana '21
Music Direction by Robi Hager
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.
Friday, April 8th at 8PM
Saturday, April 9th at 2PM and 8PM
Sunday, April 10th at 2PM
at LPAC Frear Ensemble Black Box Theater.
R3TURN is a co-production with The Department of Music.


Creative + Production Credits:
Production Stage Management by Kat Larson
Scenic Design by Andrés Pérez Correa  '22
Lighting Design by Zivia Lichtenberg '23
Costume Design by Laila Swanson
Sound Design by Liz Atkinson
Projection/Media Design by Michael Nutt '23
Poster Design by Gabriela Rhinier
Cast + Musicians:
Fouad Dakwar '22
Raya Tuffaha '23
Daniel Oakes '24
Mrinali Taskar '22
Collin Spangler '20
Peter Wu '22
Myles Farrall '23
Leo Posel '22
Henry Cassel '22


Virtual Panel: Arts Activism in the Middle East and Swarthmore Theater production of R3TURN, a Palestinian Punk-Pop Musical

Virtual Panel Discussion with R3TURN creator and Swarthmore Theater student, Fouad Dakwar '22, R3TURN director and Swarthmore Theater alum, Zaina Dana '21, R3TURN actor and Swarthmore Theater student, Raya Tuffaha '23, and writer, researcher, and Digital Infrastructure Incubator Program Manager, Dr. Rayya El Zein.  Swarthmore College Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Dr. Farha Ghannam, will moderate.

Tuesday, April 5th 1PM EST.