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Rituals of Signs and Transformations

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March 08 - March 09, 2014

A Staged Reading

Written by Saadallah Wannous
Translated from Arabic into English by Robert Myers and Nada Saab
Directed by Sahar Assaf

Set in Damascus in the 1880's, two rival clerics get mired in a feud that tears the city apart. Political ambition, religious fundamentalism, and sexual hypocrisy fan the theatrical flames in this blistering critique of patriarchy and power in the Arab world. Syrian playwright Saadallah Wannous (1941 - 1997) has been called both the Bertolt Brecht and the Wole Soyinka of the Arab theatre. His plays are to the Arab world what Vaclav Havel’s plays were to the Iron Curtain.

VENUE
Performances held at Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W Washington St, Chicago

RUN TIME
The play is 2 hours (including one intermission) plus a talk-back with the audience following the performance.

DATES
Saturday, March 8 at 4pm
Saturday, March 8 at 8pm
Sunday, March 9 at 4pm

TICKETS
Tickets are $10 each. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (312) 857-1234 x201.

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