The Hooves Belonged to the Deer began as an audio drama commissioned by the Alberta Queer Calendar Project and went on to have a critically acclaimed world premiere in Toronto. And now, it’s returned home to Edmonton!
“The Hooves Belonged to the Deer, a smart and sensual new play by Makram Ayache…is the most excitingly theatrical piece of new writing to premiere in Toronto so far this season” – Kelly J. Nestruck, The Globe and Mail, Critics’ Pick.
When Izzy’s family move to a small rural town, the young queer Muslim boy becomes the salvation pet project to the local Pastor Isaac. In his attempt to reconcile his sexuality and faith, Izzy invents an imagined Garden of Eden, where Adam and Hawa’s (Eve in Arabic) relationship is turned upside down by the arrival of Steve, a beautiful, blue eyed, white skinned northerner.
“Epic in its deliverance and its panorama, I experienced the same sort of sharp emotional jabs as when, for the first time, I saw Angels in America and The Inheritance.” Ross, Time Square Chronicles
Ticket Link: https://tickets.fringetheatre.ca/event/601:5222/