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Staged Readings


Saturday, February 18, 2017
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building
77 W. Washington Street, Lower Level

Set in Nablus in the spring of 1939, Tennis in Nablus brings to life the last days of the Arab Revolt as the people of Palestine attempt for one last time to drive out the British. With both deep passion and bold humor, it is a genre-bending look at Palestine's embattled status through the eyes of an unflagging rebel, a tireless polemicist and an ambitious entrepreneur. With their world igniting around them, this divided family faces their own demons as they seek to achieve peace, freedom, and dignity.