Rest Upon The Wind

A little while, a moment of rest upon the wind, and another woman shall bear me.

--"The Prophet" by Kahlil Gibran

Rest Upon The Wind is inspired by Gibran's most famous book, "The Prophet". Nadim Sawalha's script celebrates the Arab sense of humor and family warmth through the relationship of Gibran and his sister Marianna as they and their family all struggle to survive in America. Memories of his childhood and own spiritual awakening in Mount Lebanon are juxtaposed with the everyday bustle and music of the Lebanese enclave in Boston's Chinatown, providing an insight into the poet's rollercoaster life and the people who had a great impact on it, especially two strong women in his life: his sister and Mary Haskell, his patron, mentor and romantic interest.

The play reflects the ups and downs of Gibran's life as an immigrant poet/artist; the troubles and cruelties of his daily life that led him to seek the highest level of spirituality in his work. It is the story of his artistic and spiritual journey to deliver his message of love, peace, and unity and the story of those who helped him along the path. The production is a mix of drama, comedy, profound self-discovery and a celebration of the Arab sense of humor. This play is an absolute "must see," not only for Gibran fans, but for all those who are on their own spiritual journeys of discovery.

The play's director is Simón Adinia Hanukai. Originally staged in the West End of London at the Tristan Bates Theatre, Covent Garden, an intimate venue in London's Theatreland, and later successfully in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Oman, Jordan. It received a further special performance at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, Haymarket London, in conjunction with the British Lebanese Association. As a two-part world tour, it is being produced in North and South America as part of a joint-venture between Ali Matar, Matar Ventures FZE, William Nix, Executive Producer of Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet feature film and Producer of the Gibran biographical feature film, and the Creative Projects Group.

Collectively, these various media ventures will provide audiences with the opportunity to experience the life story and works.


Tour Cities: Part I

  • Paris
  • Amsterdam
  • Brussels
  • Dubai
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Doha
  • Beirut
  • Kuwait
  • Amman,
  • Muscat
  • Cape Town
  • Montreal
  • Toronto
  • Sydney.

Tour Cities: Part II

Targeted Cities for the North and South American Tour include:

  • New York
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Boston
  • Toronto
  • Detroit
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles
  • Mexico City
  • Bogota
  • Caracas
  • Sao Paulo
  • Buenos Aires
  • Santiago