Yasmina's Necklace

When: Sundays, 2 p.m. and Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Feb. 12 2017

Fresh off his divorce from his non-Muslim wife, Abdul Samee Lopez Hassan has a new disappointment for his Iraqi immigrant father and Puerto Rican mother: He's going to drop his given name and go by "Sam" to better assimilate. Whey his parents try to take the sting out of this news by suggesting he go with them to meet his potential new bride — an Iraqi woman named Yasmina — he reluctantly agrees. Yasmina is new to America and refuses to forget her homeland, as her necklace (the outline of Iraq) shows. But when she divulges snippets of her recent past, Abdul Samee thinks maybe she should forget more. Or should he remember more of his distant homeland? Rohina Malik's new play Yasmina's Necklace is about the immigrant experience and the struggle to keep the weight of your past from holding you back from your future. Mustard Seed Theatre presents Yasmina's Necklace at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday (January 27 to February 12) at the Fontbonne Fine Arts Theatre (6800 Wydown Boulevard; Tickets are $30 to $35.

Paul Friswold

Price: $30-$35