Akhtar’s play only peripherally but it is an indication of the force with which Akhtar deals with American-Islamic relations after 9/11. He is addressing his uncle Amir, a wealthy and successful corporate lawyer who is married to a white artist. Amir is a deeply conflicted man, played powerfully by Sachin Joab. In every way other than the culture he was brought up in, he is an American. But as the events of this dinner party drama unfold, it becomes clear that he cannot altogether let go of his past. Steve Francis has created an evocative audio landscape and director Sarah Goodes’s production is articulate and clear. Wharf Theatre, Pier 4 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay. Today, 2pm and 8pm. Tickets: $64-$103. Bookings: (02) 9250 1777 or online. Until June 4. Xanadu the Musical Head On Photo Festival Head On Foundation (established in 2008) is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to promoting the work of photographers at all stages of their careers, encouraging innovation and attempting to make photography accessible to all. The Head On Festival has toured internationally and aims to provide a bridge between Australian and international photographic markets. This year’s festival is hosted at numerous venues across Sydney, exhibiting the work of local and international artists, including Melbourne-based Steve Scalone and Israeli Natan Dvir. A program of talks, workshops and screenings will also feature.