In February, between staged productions at People’s Light, a filmed adaptation of Heather Raffo’s 9 Parts of Desire is available to stream for $15. Nearly 20 years after 9 Parts of Desire premiered to widespread acclaim in London and Off-Broadway, later becoming a global theatrical phenomenon, Raffo adapts her multi-award-winning solo play for the screen and for our current time. From Baghdad to Flint, Michigan, Raffo transforms into a wide cross-section of women in her inspiring exploration of love and grief within countries undone by division, violence, and neglect. Co-produced with Detroit Public Theatre and directed by Mike Mosallam (Breaking Fast), the film was shot over five days at the Mar Shimun Bar-Sabbai Church in Flint, the oldest Assyrian church in the United States, right along the Flint River.
“We are excited to continue to feature some of our country’s most remarkable theatre artists in the digital content we produce and stream.” says People’s Light Producing Director Zak Berkman. “Heather is an astonishing talent and this film project, conceived during the COVID shutdown, allows us to share her inspiring story with not only People’s Light audiences, but audiences around the nation and world.”
Tickets to stream the film adaptation of 9 Parts of Desire go on sale in November.