NEW YORK — Six Figures Theatre Company presents “Baghdad Burning,” a full-length play adapted from the “Girl Blog from Iraq” written by Riverbend, an anonymous 25-year-old Iraqi woman living in Baghdad.

The preview production runs through March 27 at the West End Theatre, 263 West 86th Street (between Broadway & West End).

Since August 2003, Riverbend has chronicled her day-to-day life as an educated Muslim woman in occupied Iraq with humor, insight, compassion, and candor. A multicultural ensemble cast will utilize music, movement, monologue and more, to explore America’s encounter with Riverbend’s complex reality: her love for Iraq and its people; the devastation caused by war and occupation; and her mounting fear as fundamentalists gain power.

“Six Figures is dedicated to supporting women’s voices that might not otherwise be heard,” said director Kimberly Kefgen. “Riverbend’s voice leaps off the computer screen and calls for people to witness the remarkable story of a young woman maneuvering through extraordinary times. The adaptation is meant to create community dialogue about the implications of our policy in Iraq and to investigate stories that are not being told.

Several talk-back sessions are scheduled throughout the run and will feature the cast, director and a series of guest speakers. Six Figures is partnering with the Feminist Press, which will be releasing Riverbend’s entries from August 2003–September 2004 as a paperback book this May. Ms. magazine will also be serializing these entries in the coming months.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday performances begin at 8 p.m.; Sunday performances are at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Six Figures site: www.sixfigures.com. Reservations can also be made by calling (212) 946-1737.

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