Artist Repertory Theatre Presents American Fast @ Portland Center Stage | Young Basketball Star Faces Cultural Contradictions

From our sponsors:
American Fast
January 3 – January 29, 2023
7:30PM Wednesdays-Saturdays
2PM Sundays, January 14, 21, 28
Sliding scale starts at $20
All Ages
More info:

Portland Center Stage: Ellyn Bye
128 NW Eleventh Avenue, Portland, OR

An ART commission and National New Play Network (NNPN) Rolling World Premiere, American Fast centers on a top-ranked college basketball star leading her team into the finals. Khady Salama, a 21-year-old sensation, is set to compete in the national championship, 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.



Leave a Comment

Keep in Touch!

Subscribe to our e-mail newsletter to receive updates