The 7 is pronounced like an emphatic 'h'.
The world’s most tragic love story finds a new life in modern-day Tangier, inspired by the classic American musical, West Side Story. Under the same sky as Romeo and Juliet, Tony and Maria, and Morocco’s own Isli and Tislit, two unlikely lovers find themselves caught between rival gangs in a community uncertain of its own future. Tangier’s sights and sounds come together with Bernstein’s most iconic songs to tell a story unlike any other; a story of jaded youth living only for today with little hope for tomorrow, a story of star-crossed love, a story of Morocco.
directed by: george bajalia
produced by: tom casserly
adapted by: zakaria alilech, george bajalia, and tom casserly
performances in Tangier, Fez, and Rabat, Morocco
photos by Omar Chennafi