The Armory

“Raffo brings us closer to the inner life of Iraq than a thousand slick-surfaced TV reports.”
- The Wall Street Journal

9 Parts of Desire

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Brave. Honest. Riveting.

March 7 – April 19, 2020

In the Ellyn Bye Studio
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An intimate and complex portrait of the extraordinary (and ordinary) lives of nine Iraqi women, this remarkable solo work offers a meditation on what it means to be a woman in a country overshadowed by war. Based on her interviews with real women during the reign and fall of Saddam Hussein, Heather Raffo weaves nine utterly distinct voices into a tapestry of humanity, love, and endurance in the face of oppression.

By Heather Raffo
Directed by Evren Odcikin

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Run Time

Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, no intermission.


Post-show discussions with cast and crew follow matinee performances on March 19, 21, 26, 28 and April 2, 4, 9, 11, 16 & 18.

Access Dates

Audio Described - March 22, 2 p.m.
Sign Interpreted - March 26, 7:30 p.m.
Open Captioned - April 18, 2 p.m.

We are committed to making our performances and facilities accessible to all of our patrons.


Recommended for ages 14 and up. Contains adult situations and explicit language. Children under 6 are not permitted at any production at The Armory.

Performance Times

Evenings: Tuesdays – Sundays at 7:30 p.m.*
Matinees: Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m., Thursdays at 11 a.m.*

*Schedule may vary for some shows. Please check our season calendar to confirm.

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