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Staged Readings


Friday, February 24, 2017
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building
77 W. Washington Street, Lower Level

What do you do when the only way to live is to leave? Jamila, a studious 17-year-old Palestinian girl growing up in a refugee camp in southern Lebanon, feverishly prepares for the university exam that is her only way out of the impoverished world she calls home. Urge for Going offers a variety of personalities and perspectives in this searing and funny family story.