The Details of Silence


June 13 - June 13, 2006

A Staged Reading

Written by Nathalie Handal
Directed by Rana Kazkaz

Featuring: Jen Albert, Ravi Batista, Jaii Beckley, Leila Buck, Anita Chandwaney, Carol Karaguez, Fawzia Mirza, and Amira Sabbagh

Claudia Cassidy Theatre at the Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph St., Chicago, 7:00 pm

The Details of Silence is a new play by Nathalie Handal. This sensual, political and daring new play explores the internal and external landscapes of Arab women. Set in present day New York, Details gives voice to (eleven) Arab women of different ages and religions coming from different parts of the world. Azza, the main character interviews each woman for a story she is writing, and as she unveils the details of their lives, sexuality and silences, she unveils the details of her own personal tragedy.

Followed by a Q & A session with playwright Nathalie Handal.

Presented in partnership with Silk Road Chicago: Summer 2006