"Post 9/11 was not the right time to confuse words like "tourist" with "terrorist" or "explore" with "explode", but true to her endearing character, Im Hussein did just that.
In "Me No Terrorist", a chance encounter with an FBI agent opens the door to a humorous spin on the new laws of the land, starting with her mispronunciation of the word "tourist". When the agent thinks Im Hussein said "terrorist", he arrests her.
For Im Hussein and her cast it becomes a delightful comedy of errors, all too familiar with laugh-a-minute audiences worldwide. This highly popular comedy was performed in May-October 2002 at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, Michigan. . In 2003-2004 season AJYAL Theatrical Group performed the show in Jounieh-Lebanon, Ottawa, Windsor, Montreal, Toronto, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Hamra-Lebanon, & Sydney-Australia. The show was released on DVD in March 2005.
"Me No Terrorist" was written by Najee Mondalek, and directed by Ray Alcodray From ATAG. The cast list:
Najee Mondalek, Michael Mondalek, Ayman Safaoui, Hassan Haj, Rita Srour, Rodney Karromi, Rabih Jaber, Jennifer Mashini, Graziella Elzeir & Mike Saba.
This play was performed again in 2013 during the 25th Anniversary celebration of the group.
Cast list of 2013: Najee Mondalek, Michael Mondalek, Ayman Safaoui, Hassan Haj, Rita Srour, Rodney Karromi, Christine Mondalek, Rabih Jaber, Nader Aoude, Bilal Amin & Ali Mazloum.