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A 30-something Middle-Eastern man with a beard and short cut curly hair sits on the ground in front of a TV screen. The TV displays an image of the American flag.
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Specialty Nights

  • Discussion Nights March 7 & 15, 2023
  • Pride Night March 10, 2023

DC Premiere

Selling Kabul

February 21 – April 2, 2023

Ark

A suspenseful drama about family and sacrifice from an exciting new voice.

In 2013, a sister secretly shelters her translator brother from an increasingly powerful Taliban while he awaits the ever-delayed arrival of a promised American visa. On the eve of his son’s birth, the walls begin to close in, threatening him, her and everyone they love in a heart-racing exposé with devastating echoes to the present day.

Breathtaking and unpredictable through the final curtain, this unflinching exploration exposes the human toll of American withdrawal.

“[Sylvia] Khoury’s delicately crafted play . . . etches the cost of tyranny, corruption and terror in intensely human terms.”
The Berkshire Eagle

  • Masks are always optional in the lobby and other public areas of the building.

    Face masks are required inside the performance spaces on Thursdays and Sundays.
    Face masks are optional inside the performance spaces Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

    Click here to read more about Signature’s current safety policy

  • Running time is approximately 95 minutes, no intermission.

    This show is recommended for mature teens and adults. Signature does not admit children under 6 years old. Click here to read all content warnings.

  • SPONSORED BY THE JENNA AND PAUL SEGAL FOUNDATION

    SigWorks: The Heidi Thomas Writers’ Initiative is a partnership with the Jenna and Paul Segal Foundation to produce new works by women playwrights with women directors.

    AND IN MEMORY OF SPONSOR BRUCE A. COHEN