“فحالي فحالك” / “Like Me, Like You”
The world’s most tragic love story finds a new life in modern-day Tangier, inspired by the classic American musical, West Side Story. Under the same sky as Romeo and Juliet, Tony and Maria, and Morocco’s own Isli and Tislit, two unlikely lovers find themselves caught between rival gangs in a community uncertain of its own future. Tangier’s sights and sounds come together with Bernstein’s most iconic songs to tell a story unlike any other; a story of jaded youth living only for today with little hope for tomorrow, a story of star-crossed love, a story of Morocco.
In association with the American Language Center, Tangier, Like Me, Like You (F7ALI F7ALEK) is sponsored by a U.S. Embassy Cultural Affairs grant to the American Cultural Association. Director George Bajalia, a Fulbright grantee and a Chicago-based theatre artist, and New York theatre producer, Tom Casserly (2012 Tony Nomination, Peter and the Starcatcher), team up with Tangier’s Zakaria Alilech to bring this classic story to the Mendoubia Gardens this November.