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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.

Press: AMBergh Education highlights F7ALI F7ALEK

AMBergh Education is an international language course provider. The organization notably offers special group classes around the world, providing students an opportunity to study languages where they are spoken natively. AMBergh’s December 2012 Arabic newsletter highlighted with an excerpt from a … Continue reading

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Press: Tangier-based magazine Ping Pong covers F7ALI F7ALEK

F7ALI F7ALEK recently made its second appearance in print. Be sure to pick up a copy of Ping Pong magazine to check out the coverage!

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What’s next?

After a terrific weekend in Fez, the F7ali F7alek team is finally heading home. We performed in former King Mohamed the Fifth’s school in Fez, an old riad with antique carvings and mosaics, stayed in beautiful restored riads (check out … Continue reading

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Thank You to our Sponsors in Fez

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors in Fez, we are able to host our cast and crew in some of Fez’s best guesthouses for the weekend. All of these houses have been restored to their traditional splendors, with … Continue reading

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Les Echos features F7ALI F7ALEK

F7ALI F7ALEK made its debut in print this weekend in Les Echos. Jihane Bougrine spoke with some of the team about our project and her piece covered a full page in Les Echos’s Weekend section. Photos by Omar Chenaffi. «F7ali … Continue reading

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Press Release: F7ALI F7ALEK comes to Fes

Morocco’s own tragic love story, inspired by the classic American musical West Side Story, is coming to the Fes medina. Under the same sky as Romeo and Juliet, Tony and Maria, and Morocco’s own Isli and Tislit, two unlikely lovers … Continue reading

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F7ALI F7ALEK performs at MACECE 30th Anniversary Gala

As some of you might know, our director, George Bajalia, came to Morocco as a Fulbright grantee to research cultural globalization and its effects on the performing arts in Tangier. The Moroccan American Commission for Education and Cultural Exchange (MACECE), … Continue reading

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