For the beloved Im Hussein, who seems to court trouble innocently, the road to rehabilitation is paved with good intentions. Having been arrested and jailed for 10 months in "Me No Terrorist", she arrives home determined to make a positive contribution to society. She and her good friend, Im Elias decide to start an organization for young Arab Americans with goals of projecting a positive image of Arabs and educating Americans about the Arab culture and people. As we said, Im Hussein has good intentions, but in typical fashion, her knowledge of English proves to be her downfall.
When it comes to writing the Articles of Incorporation for her new organization, she and Im Elias encounter difficulties beyond their imagination. Somehow, in naming the organization in Arabic and translating it word for word into English, they arrive at the name "Kill Organization". The objectives -again confused in translation- are to recruit Arab Americans to sacrifice their lives for their country, and teach the world a lesson about Arabs. Needles to say, errors abound, making a situation that is alternately humorous and sobering. When they forward their application to the state and city offices, the offices notify the authorities, including none other than the FBI. Just what Im Hussein needs!
"Arab & Broud", written by Najee Mondalek, and directed by Ray Alcodray From ATAG was performed during the 2005-2006 season in Michigan, Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, and Sydney-Australia.
This play was performed again in 2013 during the 25th Anniversary celebration of the group. It was completely rewritten and few scenes were added to it.
"Arab & Broud" Cast list of 2005:
Najee Mondalek, Michael Mondalek, Ayman Safaoui, Hassan Haj, Rita Srour, Rodney Karromi, Rabih Jaber, Jennifer Mashini, Fadi Srour & Christine Mondalek.
"Arab & Broud" Cast list of 2013: Najee Mondalek, Michael Mondalek, Ayman Safaoui, Hassan Haj, Rita Srour, Rabih Jaber, Rodney Karromi, Nader Aoude, Rima Amine, Ramy Taha, Christine Mondalek & Sami Amine.