THE STORY: The hilarious and deeply moving story of a conservative Muslim mother at her wits’ end, a Muslim father who likes to tell jokes, and a queer American woman trying to make a good impression on her Indian in-laws. In a story about family and love and the things we do to be together, one immigrant family must come to terms with a child who defies their most basic expectations of what it means to have a daughter…and one woman will redefine the limits of unconditional love. This unique play compassionately brings to life the often ignored struggle that a family goes through when their child transitions from one gender to another.
“Although the story…is unique to the family in which it occurs, it is universal in its observation of love within the family structure. …DRAW THE CIRCLE is truly a tour de force.” —Triangle Arts and Entertainment Magazine (NC). “[A] stunning one-man show… With DRAW THE CIRCLE, Mashuq Mushtaq Deen has created an entire world of a family with flesh and blood problems who struggle mightily to right them, of a place where one’s very identity is called into question, and of a life created with a love that will withstand even this. It is a world of tremendous pressure, but also of tremendous promise.” —Classical Voice of North Carolina.