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Soundtrack of Joy Update

Unfortunately, due to construction in Miro Plaza, today's event, Soundtrack of Joy, has been postponed.

GREAT EXPECTATIONS — May 11th through July 2nd

Ge Final V2SILK ROAD RISING & REMY BUMPPO THEATRE CO PRESENT 

THE U.S. PREMIERE OF

GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Written by Charles Dickens | Adapted by Tanika Gupta

Co-Directed by Lavina Jadhwani and Nick Sandys

Dickens’ beloved tale of aspiration, intrigue, and romance is thrillingly transplanted to a colonized India by award-winning British Bengali playwright Tanika Gupta. When Indian orphan Pip receives a mysterious inheritance, he must choose between his humble rural life and the city life of an English “gentleman.” In a vibrant clash of cultures, classes, and conscience, Gupta's brilliant adaptation expands Dickens' enduring question: Is it worth losing who you are for who you might become?

MORE INFORMATION ON WWW.GREATEXPECTATIONSPLAY.ORG

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PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE (MAY 11 - JULY 2):

Thursdays at 7:30pm
Fridays at 8:00pm
Saturdays at 3:00pm and 8:00pm
Sundays at 4:00pm
*There will be no Saturday Matinee 5/13

Great Expectations runs 3 hours with one 15-minute intermission.

ALL PERFORMANCES WILL TAKE PLACE AT:

Silk Road Rising
77 W. Washington St, Lower Level
Chicago, IL 60602

The Four Hijabs

Man TalkingAn Animated Short + Panel Discussion

Written by Dr. Manal Hamzeh & Jamil Khoury

Directed by Liz Wuerffel
Animated by Anna Hayden-Roy

Learn more at www.FourHijabs.org

Staged Reading

Staged Reading - "The Match" by Driss Ksikes

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Join us for a staged reading of Driss Ksikes’ play The Match, a contemporary re-writing of the Oedipus complex about solitude, revolution, and soccer. In the play, Moussa is a disillusioned ex-trade unionist, leaving prison. His son Ali spends all of his time on the Internet. A battle of words and silence takes place, while the national soccer team plays a historic match. Tuesday, May 30th at 7:30 PM. Directed by Kathryn Walsh.

Cast:

Ali - Salar Ardebili
Moussa - Aaron Todd Douglas
Ytto - Loretta Rezos
Commentator - James Krag

Presented in partnership with the Middle East and North African Studies Program and the Center for the Writing Arts at Northwestern University.

  • Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online.

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Documentary Film

Not Quite White: Arabs, Slavs, and the Contours of Contested Whiteness

Not Quite WhiteIn the documentary Not Quite White, Silk Road Rising Artistic Director Jamil Khoury draws upon his own Arab (Syrian) and Slavic (Polish and Slovak) heritage as the lens through which to investigate the broader issue of immigrants achieving whiteness and hence qualifying as “fully American.” The film, directed by Khoury and Stephen Combs, advances society’s on-going conversations about the meaning of whiteness and efforts at redefining whiteness. Watch the documentary here >>

Pedagogidrama

Multi Meets Poly: Multiculturalism and Polyculturalism Go on a First Date

Mm PtestA thought-provoking and often-humorous reflection on the theoretical and practical differences between two powerful social ideas: multiculturalism and polyculturalism.

By personifying these ideas as human characters—one male, one female—and by endowing each character with professional rivalry, intellectual one-upmanship, and sexual tension, a would-be romantic evening becomes an intriguing vehicle for exploring American interpretations of pluralism, cultural interchange, and diversity. Watch the video play here >>