(The Well (a play
The Well narrates the fateful lives of two lovers. The characters of the play, Khalil and Maryam, are a young couple from the educated class. Khalil is a writer, poet, and teacher who is drawn into a chain of mishaps for his social activism and his fight for freedom and equality for all the people, which results in his capture, torture, and annihilation by the rulers who give no share other than silence and cowardice to their “subjects”. Maryam, Khalil’s wife, lover, and muse suffers alongside him in every stage of their shared life, and bears the penalty of his social activism, but stands steady like a firm column balancing their chaotic life. She only breaks and crumbles when she hears through the media of “the lords” the fake news of Khalil being executed.