In the Crossing


April 28 - April 29, 2009

A Staged Reading

Written and Performed by Leila Buck
Directed by Shoshana (Shana) Gold

Also Featuring: Lydia Berger, David Chrzanowski, and Elaine Robinson

Andersen Hall at the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut St., Chicago, Tuesday, April 28 at 6:30pm & Wednesday, April 29 at 6:30pm.

Leila, a Lebanese American of both Muslim and Christian heritage, has been performing personal stories about bridging multiple identities for years. She arrives at a conference to present a reflective new piece about her experiences in Lebanon with her Jewish American husband during the Israel-Hezbollah war of 2006. As she attempts to portray the myriad of voices they encountered, Leila soon realizes that the most treacherous journey of all is the struggle to tell her own story.

Followed by a Q & A session with playwright/performer Leila Buck

Presented in partnership with the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago.