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Staged Readings

Pure Land

Saturday, February 03, 2018
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Silk Road Rising @ The Historic Chicago Temple Building
77 W Washington St., Lower Level (Pierce Hall), Chicago, IL 60602

Written by Mehdi Moradpour
Translated from German to English by Neil Blackadder

German Iranian playwright Mehdi Moradpour’s Reines Land, nominated for the Munich Prize for German Drama, traces the story of Tara, a pregnant Middle Eastern woman seeking political asylum amidst crippling bureaucracy and crumbling relationships. Translated from German to English with the same poetic language that won Moradpour the prestigious Exil-DramtikerInnen-Preis, a German theatre award for outstanding playwrights-in-exile, and presented in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Chicago, Pure Land pits a torturous past against an uncertain future with sobering effect.