Description: Zara is a one person show about race, religion, and identity in the American South. Andrew Aghapour was raised by immigrant parents in a multi-racial and multi-religious household. Zara is a comedic account of an anxious, asthmatic Muslim kid’s search for meaning and the chance encounters that impacted him, including a friendship with the man who mugged him and a love affair with marijuana. Drawing on personal stories, philosophy, and the history of monotheism, Zara is a story about how identity is inherited and remade in 21st-century America.
Tagline: A one person show about what you believe and what you become
-IndyWeek: An Agnostic Comedian Threads the Needle between Islam and Christianity in Zara
- WUNC’s The State of Things: Zara: One Multiracial Man’s Coming-of-Age in the American South
- Religion News Service: A stand-up comedian tackles his Muslim upbringing and the world of uncertainty
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