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Live Theatre

Mosque Alert

Mosque Alert   PortraitA World Premiere

NOW EXTENDED THRU MAY 15!

Written by Jamil Khoury
Directed by Edward Torres

Inspired by the "Ground Zero Mosque" controversy in New York City, Mosque Alert tells the story of three fictional families living in Naperville, Illinois, whose lives are interrupted by a proposed Islamic Center on the site of a beloved local landmark. Mosque Alert explores the intersections of zoning and Islamophobia with humor, family drama, and refreshingly blunt honesty.

Tickets:
$35 Adults / $15* Students

* Limit one per ID. A valid student ID must be presented upon arrival at the box office.

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For tickets & more information, please visit www.mosquealert.org.

Four Hijabs

4hijabs.PromoAn Animated Short

July 30, 2016

by Dr. Manal Hamzeh & Jamil Khoury
Directed by Liz Wuerffel
Animated by Anna Hayden-Roy

An accessible animated film that explores the “four hijabs": the visual (actual fabric worn), spatial (imposed limitations and segregation), ethical (restrictions of women's rights) and spiritual (denial of intellectual inquiry). A fun way to engage with the complex ideas inherent in the hijab.

Ultra American: A Patriot Act

Azhar Usman Kufi Beads Headshot3September 6 through September 25

Starring  Azhar Usman

Famed comedian, Azhar Usman, takes to the stage with this brutally honest, unflinching one-man show exploring the tensions and paradoxes surrounding the multi-faceted identities and double consciousness of Muslim Americans living in an ever-polarizing modern world.

Tickets: $20/$15 students

* Limit one per ID. A valid student ID must be presented upon arrival at the box office.

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Christmas at Christine's

ChristineBunuan December 1 through December 23

Written & Performed by Christine Bunuan

This new holiday musical revue puts a Silk Road spin on the Christmas season. Chicago favorite Christine Bunuan invites you into her world with Christmas at Christine's. Journey from California to Chicago to the Philippines, as Christine sings her way through the holiday songbook and a lifetime of yuletide memories.

Tickets: $25/$15 students*

* Limit one per ID. A valid student ID must be presented upon arrival at the box office.

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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 >>

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