On Thanksgiving Day, a Persian Jew honors her mother, called Bibi by her children. Raised in the Muslim holy city of Mashhad, Bibi had to pretend to be of Muslim faith in honor to survive. As her daughter recalls Bibi’s dangerous and fascinating life story and all the secrets and Thanksgivings the family shared with her, she remembers Bibi’s hilarious retelling of the story of “Pilgrims and Plymouth Rock,” and now realizes how this holiday has special meaning for every immigrant who finds religious freedom in America.
Produced by The Braid/Jewish Women’s Theatre
True story, Drama