Flirting Like An American

A naive single professor comes from Russia with(out) love. His fluency in numbers and statistics is only matched by his cluelessness in the not-so-international language of women and romance. Will he ever understand and be able to conquer the heart of the mysterious, exotic creature known as the American Woman?  Will he find love or remain romantically monolingual forever?  Follow Sufian Zhemukhov’s harrowing and hilarious journey as he navigates the foreign world of dating and romance in the New World! The show includes stories that were featured on PBS and won The Moth and The National Storytelling Festival.

The show Flirting Like an American was performed at Capital Fringe festival in Washington, DC and KeyBank Fringe Festival in Rochester, NY.

Sufian Zhemukhov, author and performer
Margarita Rozenfeld, host and co-performer
Stephanie Garibaldi, director
Nart Shekim, video and visual art
Flo Paxson, stage manager

Fringe post card

Stories in the show include:
Dating Like 'Friends'
A Valentine's Card
Flirting Like an American
A Turkey Caller
A Secret Admirer
The Last First Kiss

The audience feedback

"Thank you for making ordinary events into action funny through your stories. I also apreciated the Friends references." Marice F.

"Thanks for a great Thursday night. You made it seem like a Saturday night." Harsh S.

Amazing story teller, and very diplomatic!" Diana T.

"Sufian is an inspiration! Rita is a delightful storyteller." Meredith W.

"Sufian reminds me of all the awkward dating I went through when I first started dating." Pilar L.

"So enjoyed ourselves - couldn't have picked a better way to spend date night with my husband!" Jordana C.