March 19, April 2, April 16, April 30, 2017
Doors open at 6pm. Show starts at 7pm
The Unaccompanied Minor
Written and performed by Elan Zafir
Directed by Dody DiSanto
an autobiographical solo show about a guy who tries to be a good dad to his son—who lives 2000 miles away.
“I see my son four times a year. The first thing I do is pick him up at the airport; the last thing I do is drop him off. It’s never a happy affair, but last year I was seeing him off at the gate and for the first time—my son boarded first. As it was during Thanksgiving there were quite a few passengers waiting to board and I walked my son to the edge of the Jet Bridge and realized we hadn’t said goodbye. I got down on one knee and noticed the entire line leaning over to get a look at us. It wasn’t like a car accident on the highway; nor were they embarrassed for me… suddenly they all seemed to know me. Or, wanted to.
Thus began the creation of The Unaccompanied Minor.” —Elan Zafir
Elan Zafir (Writer/Performer) has been part of the Washington, DC theatre community for three years. He is currently performing at Ford’s Theatre in Ragtime. He was in the cast of the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Salomé by Yael Farber which received a 2016 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Ensemble. Other DC area productions include: Shakespeare Theatre Company Othello, Romeo & Juliet; Signature Theatre: Tender Napalm; The Welders: Happiness & Other Reasons to Die; Rep Stage: Venus in Fur. Elan also wrote and performed at the Capital Fringe Festival in Ben & Lucille. His TV work includes the Season 4 opener guest starring role on Netflix’s “House of Cards.”