Polarity Ensemble Theatre, in association with Rasaka Theatre Company, presents the world premiere of the late playwright Keith Anwar's drama, KABULITIS, September 20 October 30, 2011. Winner of the Polarity Ensemble's 2010 Dionysos Cup Festival of New Plays, KABULITIS gives an intimate look into the life of an American woman married to an Afghan and living in Kabul, Afghanistan. The story was inspired by the lives and stories of the playwright's parents and family, giving an insider's perspective into life within the country in which the U.S. has had a military presence for the past decade.
KABULITIS is a touching drama based on Anwar's mother's experiences, telling the story of an elderly American woman in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease who is haunted by memories of Afghanistan.
September 20-October 30, 2011
1500 N. Bell, Chicago
The cast includes Caron Buinis (Mildred), Nawaf Gasem (Majid), Plamen Pencheff (Mullah), Anupama Bhatt (Anahita/Anita), Jonas David Gray (Rob), Catherine Stegman (Andrea/Nabila), Kamal Hans (Da'ud), and Gustavo Obregon (Hamed). The creative team includes Lavina Jadhwani (Director), Richard Engling (Script Dramaturg), Topher Soltys (Production Manager), Chuck Palia (Set Designer/Technical Director), Dayna Shrader (Lighting Designer), Yonit Olshan (Costumer) and Alex Fliess (Prop Master).
Polarity Ensemble Theatre performs in residence at Wicker Park's Josephinum Academy. The theater is located at the 1500 N. Bell Street entrance. Previews begin September 20th, with press opening on Thursday, September 22nd and a Gala Premiere Night Friday, September 23rd. Tickets are $10 for previews, $19 for regular run, and $35 for Gala Premiere Night which includes a post-show reception. Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm. Seating is general admission.
Polarity Ensemble Theatre at Josephinum Academy (View)
1500 N. Bell
Chicago, IL 60622
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