‘Shattered Glass’ Confronts Loss, Grief

A campus service for three slain students last February begins with a call to prayer.

NC State alumnus Mohammad Moussa presents “Shattered Glass,” a 45-minute performance that fuses poetry, images and videos to pay tribute to three members of the Wolfpack community who were slain earlier this year. The performance is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26, at Sonorous Road Productions in Raleigh. Tickets are available online.

Moussa created the performance piece to honor NC State graduates and newlyweds Deah Barakat and Yusor Abu-Salha and Yusor’s sister, NC State architecture student Razan Abu-Salha, who were shot to death in Chapel Hill in February.

“After our nightmares come alive, how do we remember how to dream?” Moussa said in a Facebook post announcing the performance. “In this piece, the audience goes through a journey of loss, emptiness, comfort and growth as they try to find some answers.”

Moussa traveled to the Middle East with a team of poets in 2011 to document the Arab Spring uprisings for National Public Radio. He lives in Southern California.


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