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Note: In celebration of women’s month, I decided to post this play that I wrote when I was in second year high school. My groupmates helped me come up with ideas, but I was the one who was largely responsible for the conceptualization of the story and the writing of the script. In this play, I talk about two sisters who are awoken to the plight of women and are moved to fight oppression. I also slightly touch upon the issue of honor killings, specifically how raped women (usually in the Middle East) are killed because they have brought “dishonor” to their family. Our group was assigned to write about Pakistan, but in this script, I changed the name of the country into a fictional country because the depiction of this world is not an accurate depiction of Pakistan. I also changed “Allah” to “Azlah” because the god described in this story and the religious practices depicted are not accurate depictions of the Muslim faith.
Back in the house of Najiya, it is already morning. The family is about to eat breakfast. There is a small table in the middle of the room. The table is surrounded by large pillows that function as seats. Mother is seated at the right side of the table. The General Najiya is seated at the left side of the table. Anwaar and Fareda are seated on the seats at the center of the stage which are farthest from the audience. They both look tired and sleepy. Fareda is resting her head on Anwaar’s shoulder. The three servants enter bringing the breakfast. After serving the family, the servants will stand at the back of Anwaar and Fareda.
General Najiya: It’s a lovely morning, but both of you look so horrible. It’s as if you didn’t sleep last night.