“Noor Inayat Khan: The Forgotten Spy” Showcasing At Hollywood Fringe Festival On August 19th
Indian-Thai actress and writer Almanya Narula made her Los Angeles stage debut as Noor Inayat Khan, the Indian princess, British spy, and Gestapo enemy #1. The solo show at Hollywood Fringe Festival is backed by an all-female South Asian production team.
Born into an Indian family of Sufi royalty, Noor Inayat Khan was a British spy who fought the Nazis and played an integral role in the allied victory of World War II. In this heroic, thrilling, and compelling imagining of the last 30 minutes of her life, Noor’s decisions will forever change the tide of a war we thought we knew everything about. Cornered by the Nazis with nothing but death assured to her, she reminds us who she is, why she matters, and why she will always be a part of history.
Noor Inayat Khan is one of over 1.2 million people of Indian descent who contributed to World War II but were left out of the history books. This show brings her story and sacrifice to the forefront.
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Speaking to NoHo News, Narula said, “I have always loved a sense of community and an environment in which artists can support one another. My solo show is still a work in progress, and The Hollywood Fringe festival felt like the perfect platform to bring Noor’s story to the forefront while gathering constructive feedback from community members about how to continue developing it further.”
“Being a part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival has truly been a remarkable experience. It is such an amazing festival to put your work out there, especially for first timers and get a sense on how to continue cultivating your artistic mission. Everyone at the festival is incredibly supportive and truly invested in your art, especially never heard/seen before narratives. Sharing Noor’s story in this environment was the perfect way to workshop this solo show but also to introduce myself to the LA theatre scene.”
After premiering in June, the show was brought back in August by popular demand. LA peeps, do check out the show this Friday, August 19th.