June 28 - June 29, 2014
A STAGED READING
Written by Robert Myers
Directed by Sandeep Das
By turns comic and appalling, Unmanned dramatizes the lives of two drone operators in a remote desert in the American Southwest—one, a retired male fighter pilot who is terrified to fly; the other, a young female gamer who has never flown. This sets the stage for an exploration of the bizarre and disturbing profession of the military drone “pilot” and the ways in which technology has radically altered contemporary life and warfare.
Performances held at Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W Washington St, Chicago
Saturday, June 28 at 4:00pm
Sunday, June 29 at 4:00pm
Tickets are $10 each. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (312) 857-1234 x201.
PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE CHICAGO ARTISTS COALITION
Silk Road Rising is proud to introduce Sabba Elahi's powerful visual art work as a companion to UNMANNED. Both Elahi's art work and Myers' play address the ethical and moral challenges posed by drone plane technology and its resultant "collateral damage." Elahi will be onhand to present a twenty minute talk with slide show presentation before each of the staged readings.