American Fast

January 3 - January 29, 2023
Portland Center Stage: Ellyn Bye Studio

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By Kareem Fahmy

An ART commission and launch of the Rolling World Premiere, American Fast centers on a top-ranked college basketball star leading her team into the Final Four. Khady Salama, a 21-year-old college basketball sensation, is set to compete in March Madness, which this year falls during Ramadan. Her religious mother expects her to fast—even on game days. As the tournament unfolds, Khady becomes a role model for young Muslim women everywhere, except she’s lying about fasting. Winning at all costs will force Khady to grapple with her faith and confront some uncomfortable truths about who she’s meant to be.

Portland Center Stage: Ellyn Bye Studio

128 NW 11th Ave Portland, OR 97209

Season Sponsors

The Shubert Foundation Inc.
Robert & Mercedes Eichholz Foundation
Regional Arts & Culture Council
James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation
Oregon Arts Commission
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