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‘Invasion!’ arrives at world’s divisive time

The global terror alerts dominating the news in recent days certainly do not help the arguments being made by Jonas Hassen Khemiri in his play, “Invasion!,” now in its Midwest debut by Silk Road Rising. Part satire, part agit-prop, part impassioned look at identity politics, Khemiri’s play (with an English translation by Rachel Wilson-Broyles), is a cry against Muslim profiling.

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Silk Road Rising and a collaboration between Octavarius and CNGM Pictures, have decided to create their theater on the web so that their work can be accessed by people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to see it

Theater is moving online. Sure, poorly and often surreptitiously filmed stage productions already get uploaded to YouTube, but a pair of Chicago ensembles are taking a new, digital-first approach. Silk Road Rising and a collaboration between Octavarius and CNGM Pictures, have decided to create their theater on the web so that their work can be accessed by people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to see it.

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David Henry Hwang Talks Race, 'Chinglish'

There was all this talk when Obama got elected about how we were living in a postracial world. But we’re not. Until we get to the point where James Earl Jones can play, say, George Washington, race matters.

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