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Theater review: ‘9 Parts of Desire’

One is a mother who has lost her daughter. One is a girl whose father has disappeared. One is a woman whose friend was raped and murdered. One is a doctor who has seen too much pain.

These are the stories of the women in 9 Parts of Desire, Heather Raffo’s extraordinary drama, which burrows into the hearts of nine Iraqi women as they try to carry on in a country ravaged by despots and mutilated by war. In an Empty Spaces Theatre Co. production, director John DiDonna and his cast don’t bring every one of Raffo’s characters into sharp focus. But as the women tell their stories, those stories come together to create a fabric of emotion – suffering, outrage, love, pride – that envelops them as surely as the scarves that cover their heads.

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Opening this week:

Here’s a look at what’s opening this week:

‘9 Parts of Desire,’ Empty Spaces:

The Empty Spaces Theatre Co is extremely proud to present the Central Florida premiere of Heather Raffo’s 9 Parts Of Desire.

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