Wild Wedding

The play revolves around a meeting between a teenager and his mother, who was raped brutally by invasion soldiers, resulting in the young man, who was raised neglected and tortured for the sin of his mother. The play is significant as it represent a prophecy at the time of its writing (1991) for what actually happen in Iraq after 2003 with all its themes and symbols. The translation included a third character that was added by the translator (Alyaa A. Naser) for the significance of explains and clarifying ideas in the original script for the English culture speakers.


1996, Iraq, Private production as a graduation project of a drama student
2006, Jordan, Formal production as part of drama festival in Jordan
2011, Oman, Theatre festival
2012, Qatar, Theatre festival
2014, UK, Reading of the English translation in Sheffield University

Falah Shaker

Name of the Playwright in English


Year of Writing


Year of the First Staging