LANGUAGE ROOMS

(Midwest Premiere)
Written by Yussef El Guindi. Directed by Kaiser Zaki Ahmed.
April 19 - May 18, 2019.

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Ahmed loves America, and he’s proud to prove his patriotism whenever possible. He pays his taxes, he dresses for success at the office, and he’s made a point to be the best interrogator at this particular government detainment facility. So when a rumor swirls around the water cooler calling his loyalty into question, he works to do whatever’s necessary to maintain his reputation as one of “the good ones.” But when you’re an immigrant, can you ever truly be at home in a country always ready to view you as an enemy? Part The Office, part 1984LANGUAGE ROOMS examines the paranoia polluting our political climate. 

Tickets

Dates: April 19 - May 18, 2019
Venue:
The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee.

All Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can!

Special Dates & Events

Sunday, April 28
Post-Show Donor Reception

Sunday, May 5
Open Captioned Performance

Monday, May 6

Industry Night Performance

Thursday, May 9
Audio Description & Pre-Show Touch Tour

Wednesday, May 15
Understudy Night Performance

What Critics Say…

 FOUR STARS! “Wow, this is the best show I’ve ever seen…” - Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

FIVE STARS! “I’ve never given five stars, but holy crap…” - Kris Vire, Storefront Rebellion

What Audiences Say…

“The ensemble is so strong… terrifying!” - Scott A.

“The scenic design was incredible - so, so well thought-out!” - Brittany B.

PRODUCTION TEAM

  • YUSSEF EL-GUINDI | Playwright

  • KAISER ZAKI AHMED | Director

  • NATALIE WAGNER | Stage Manager

  • ROSE HAMILL* | Production Manager

  • NADYA NAUMAAN | Assistant Director

  • VAHISHTA VAFADARI | Dialect Coach

  • DAVID WEISS* | Dramaturg

  • SOTIRIOS LIVADITIS | Scenic Designer

  • CONCHITA AVITIA | Lighting Designer

  • ANNALIESE VOCI | Costume Designer

  • WILL QUAM | Sound Designer

  • CHARLOTTE LASTRA | Props Designer

* company members ^ artistic associates

 CAST

  • SALAR ARDEBILI | Ahmed

  • BASSAM ABDELFATTAH | Nasser

  • BRADFORD STEVENS | Kevin

  • BILAL DARDAI | Samir

  • REVON YOUSIF | Ahmed U/S

  • CHRIS KHOSHABA | Nasser U/S

  • ARCH HARMON | Kevin U/S