When Im Hussein and Abou Hussein, her husband of 40 years, finally become American citizens, they resolve to blend into their new culture. Abou Hussein updates his wardrobe and decided to buy a jazzy American cars to make himself attractive to the opposite sex. After all, being an American male means having a female "side dish". Yes, Abou Hussein goes looking for a girlfriend!
Meanwhile, Im Hussein is too busy to immediately notice what is going on under her nose, because she insists on blending into mainstream America herself. That means driving and owning her first car, having the use of a cell phone at her fingertips, and securing all the credit cards she can get. Not to mention becoming a power shopper, true to the finest American female traditions.
Along the way, the paths of this popular husband and wife duo are littered with complications, language mix-ups, and hilarious adjustments to American customs. Receiving U.S. citizenship takes on entirely new comedy dimensions with "We Became American".
The show is the most hilarious and successful one that AJYAL Theatrical Group had ever performed. It was a sold-out show in every city that the group performed in. That includes Detroit, Houston, Portland, Toronto, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toledo, & Ottawa.
"We Became American" was written and directed by Najee Mondalek, and was released on videotape in June 1998, and on DVD in March 2005.
The cast list: Najee Mondalek, Michael Mondalek, Ayman Safaoui, Hassan Haj, Lolita El-Hage, Christiane Yasso & Tom Malisky.