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Our Enemies: Lively Scenes of Love and Combat

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February 21 - March 30, 2008

A World Premiere

Written by Yussef El Guindi
Directed by Patrizia Acerra

Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington St., Chicago

A darkly humorous and sensual look at identity, media-representation, love and lust in the Arab American community.

Fueled by frustration over the limited Arab voices in the US media, a struggling writer, Gamal, engages in a prank campaign to shake up the system. But those in power have a way of turning the tables.

When Gamal's lover, Noor, is convinced by a prominent publisher to alter her novel to satisfy Western hunger for "Orientalist" fare, Gamal lashes out at his own community. The results are staggering.

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