by Jonas Hassen Khemiri
Directed by Erica Schmidt

Abulkasem – a name that just might have magical powers. Everyone wants that name, but who is Abulkasem? A hero in a fairy tale. A world-renowned stage director. A cute guy I met at the bar. A shadowy figure we’re tracking across the globe. Or all of the above? Who is Abulkasem? And how many are there?

Cast: Francis Benhamou, Nick Choksi, Andrew Guilarte, Bobby Moreno

2011 Obie Award winner
New York Times Critics’ Pick




“Stunningly funny, ominously good…”

New York Magazine

“Uncommonly inspired, hilarious, touching, and surprising.”

The New Yorker


“Some of the most satisfying and unexpected twists in recent history.”

– The L Magazine 

“A slyly entertaining comedy with a sharp political edge.”

– New York Times, Critics Pick

“Exposes a truth that might not be intuitive – theater can be subversive, even defiant, and at the same time sweetly charming. Highly theatrical and original.”

– AP