Written and Performed by Ronnie Malley
Directed by Anna C. Bahow
Take an enchanting musical journey back to 9th century Islamic Spain with Muslim American musical impresario Ronnie Malley. Arabic music, poetry, and songs breathe life into the story of Ziryab, a former slave whose musical abilities brought him fame throughout Al-Andalus: a land where Christians, Jews and Muslims co-existed for over seven centuries and created a unique and diverse society.
A World Premiere
March 24 through May 1
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.
Preview Tickets: $25 Adults / $12.50 Students (March 24 - April 1)
Regular Run Tickets: $35 Adults / $15.00 Students (April 7 - May 1)
The Four Hijabs
An Animated Short
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.
September 6 through September 25
Written & Performed by 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.