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by Jerome Hairston
Based on the novel by Francesco D'Adamo

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    Inspired by the life of child-activist Iqbal Masih, this play celebrates the struggle and triumph of child workers in a Pakistani carpet factory. Under the harsh labor and stern eye of the factory master, Fatima and the other children discover ways to laugh and share moments of tenderness, but they have forgotten how to dream. So when a new boy joins their ranks and dares to rebel, he inspires them to help each other reach for a better life.
    Francesco D'Adamo, author
    Jerome Hairston, playwright
    78 pgs. 2 female, 10 male
    Originally produced in CTC’s 2008-09 season
    Run Time: 1 hour, 27 minutes (includes 15 minute intermission)
    Audience Recommendation: 9+

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    “Playwright Jerome Hairston tells the story with poetic potency. Over the course of the play, his language evolves to parallel the children’s conditions, from stiff and stilted to free-associative fluidity and lyric metaphors.” -Minneapolis Star Tribune

    “I’m always thrilled by the amazing intelligence of children. Iqbal’s spirit and wit, his passion and fire charge us. With this play, we hope to give that same gift to our audience.” -Peter Brosius, Artistic Director, The Children’s Theatre Company

    Winner of the 2010 AATE Distinguished Play Award

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