Written and directed by Najee Mondalek, "Smile You're In America" is the most popular show of AJYAL Theatrical Group. The famous "Im Hussein" character was introduced to the audience for the first time. During the course of performances, the actress playing the role of Im Hussein had to leave. Up until 72 hours before the curtain rose on a sold-out performance, Najee had not found a replacement. Out of necessity, he became Im Hussein, and the audience began its love affair with "her".
The show was performed in Dearborn-Michigan in 1994-1995 season. And, that was the first show that AJYAL Theatrical Group released on videotape in June 1995. More than 50,000 copies have been sold, and the tape has reached audiences as far as Australia, Venezuela, Panama and the Middle East.
"Smile You're In America" cast list:
Najee Mondalek, Michael Mondalek, Ayman Safaoui, Hassan Haj, Lolita El-Hage, Christiane Yasso, Rodney Karromi, Mohammad Abou Eida, Rima Soyad, Christine Mondalek, Nicole Mashini, Luna Saba, Patricia Kamel, Reina Hazkial, Charlotte Sous, Nietta Haddad, Linda Akouri, Ralph Dourghali & Mike Haddad.