Back of the Throat
April 04 - May 28, 2006
A Midwest Premiere
Written by Yussef El Guindi
Directed by Stuart Carden
Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington St., Chicago
Two government officials pay an Arab-American man, Khalid, a seemingly innocuous visit. What begins as a "friendly" inquiry soon devolves into a chilling, full-blown investigation of Khalid's presumed ties to terrorists.
At times surreal and comic, Back of the Throat examines the way in which facts, evidence and (mis)perceptions are used to distort the truth and how notions of cultural "otherness" impact the relationship between the accusers and the accused.