Our Enemies: Lively Scenes of Love and Combat
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.