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November 14, 2022
NOTE: This production was the first show NHTP had to cancel due to the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020. We are honored to bring it back in 2022.
What if telling a story meant risking your life? Moved by the silencing of the Kurdish language by Turkish laws, Diane Edgecomb embarks on a journey of intrigue and heart to record the last Kurdish storytellers. In remote mountain villages, forbidden to outsiders, the stories of the Kurds' lives and of their struggle mixed with startling ancient legends. Compassion opens new doorways to this hidden world: a mythic landscape of shepherds, guard towers, caravans, impossible mountain passes and the mysterious eggs from an ancient tree; a deeply moving, richly humorous story of the extraordinary people who shared their lives and their stories with her.
NHTP's 2022-23 season theme of Legacy & Transformation asks the question: What do we leave behind? A Thousand Doorways explores what happens when a culture is forced to leave behind its traditions and stories. What is our responsibility to preserve endangered cultures? What does the world risk in losing their stories completely?
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