Vanessa Redgrave stages ‘World’

Memoir adaptation gets New York run

Vanessa Redgrave has teamed with Mariam C. Said to co-write a show based on the memoirs of Said’s mother, to be presented onstage in a production directed and narrated by Redgrave.

“A World I Loved: Stories of an Arab Woman” is co-presented by Off Broadway’s Public Theater and Columbia U.’s Miller Theater, where the show will play a two-night run in November. Production follows the life story of Wadad Makdisi Cortas, whose experiences in Beirut, particularly at the school where she eventually became principal, offer a personal take on the politics and history of Lebanon.

“World I Loved” was published as a memoir in 2009. The stage version had its world preem as part of the U.K.’s Brighton Festival earlier this year.

Redgrave, Najla Said and Nadim Sawalha will appear in the show, alongside musicians and a chorus from Gotham’s Spence Middle School. Show will run Nov. 28-29 at the Miller Theater.

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