Silk Road Rising Presents 2017-2018 15TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON Preview- Premieres and Readings

Silk Road Rising announces its 15th Anniversary Season, which includes two world premieres, one U.S. premiere, and three staged reading series.

WILD BOAR, Silk Road Rising's first mainstage production of their 15th Anniversary Season. Poster Art: Andrew Skwish

Mainstage Productions

Wild Boar - The U.S. Premiere

November 9 to December 17, 2017
Written by Candace Chong
Chinese to English Translation by Joanna C. Lee and Ken Smith
Adapted by David Henry Hwang
Directed by Helen Young
When a controversial professor goes missing, an editor and his student band together to publicize the truth.

Through the Elevated Line - The World Premiere

March 8 to April 15, 2018
Written by Novid Parsi
Directed by Carin Silkaitis
Having fled Iran after being imprisoned for being a gay man, a damaged Razi arrives at his sister’s Chicago doorstep only to disrupt the life she and her American husband have built together

Hollow/Wave - The World Premiere

May 17 to May 27, 2018
Written and Performed by Anu Bhatt
Directed by Barbara Zahora
Anu Bhatt debuts her one-woman show about depression, body image, and sexual assault.

Crescent and Star Staged Reading Series: Arab and Muslim Journeys

Twice, Thrice, Frice

August 5 and 6, 2017
Written by Fouad Teymour
Directed by Kareem Fahmy

After news of an affair involving one of their husbands, long-held secrets begin to emerge in the lives of three Muslim women, threatening the friendship that binds them together.

Jihad Against Violence: Oh ISIS Up Yours!

August 19 and 20, 2017
Written by Fawzia Afzal-Khan
Directed by George Potter
A Muslim feminist responds to the hijacking of Islam by patriarchal extremists.

We Swim, We Talk, We Go to War

September 9 and 10, 2017
Written by Mona Mansour
Directed by Anna Bahow
Co-commissioned with San Francisco’s Golden Thread Productions and New York’s Lark Play Development Center as part of the Middle East America New Plays Initiative.

THROUGH THE ELEVATED LINE, a world premiere by Novid Parsi to be presented at Silk Road Rising in 2018. Poster Art: Andrew Skwish

In Collaboration with the Goethe-Institut: A Pairing of Staged Readings

P3M5: The Plurality of Privacy Project

January 13 and 14, 2018
A transatlantic theater project featuring 5-Minute Plays from such renowned playwrights as Philip Kan Gotanda, Kenneth Lin, Rachida Lamrabet, and Marioan Hosseini.

Pure Land

February 3 and 4, 2018
Written by Mehdi Moradpour
Translated from German to English by Neil Blackadder
A pregnant Middle Eastern woman seeks political asylum amidst crippling bureaucracy and crumbling relationships.

Poster art for "Hollow/Wave," the third mainstage production in Silk Road Rising's 2017-18 season. Poster Art: Andrew Skwish

New China Festival: Staged Readings of Plays from the Chinese Speaking World

Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts
Plays To Be Announced

July 2018
Curator: David Henry Hwang
Lead Director: Helen Young
Staged readings of three plays translated from Chinese to English that highlight the work of contemporary playwrights from the Chinese speaking world. 

15th Anniversary Season Mainstage FlexPass - $85.00

Each 15th Anniversary Season Mainstage FlexPass offers you one ticket to all three of our Mainstage Productions (Wild Boar, Through the Elevated Line, and Hollow/Wave).

15th Anniversary Season Staged Reading Series FlexPass - $80.00

Each 15th Anniversary Season Staged Reading Series FlexPass offers you one ticket to each play in our Staged Reading Series (Crescent and Star Series, In Collaboration with Goethe-Institute Series, and New China Festival).

Subscriptions: For their 15th Anniversary Season, Silk Road Rising is offering three different subscription options

15th Anniversary Season FlexPass + Staged Reading Series Total Access - $165.00

Each 15th Anniversary Season FlexPass + Staged Reading Series Total Access offers you one ticket to all three of our Mainstage Productions (Wild Boar, Through the Elevated Line, and Hollow/Wave), as well as one ticket to each play in our Staged Reading Series (Crescent and Star Series, In Collaboration with Goethe-Institute Series, and New China Festival).

Subscriptions are available by calling the Box Office at 312.857.1234 ext. 201 or online at www.SilkRoadRising.org. Tickets may be redeemed for any performance during the show’s run.

 

Note: This is now added to the Picture this Post round up of 2017 2018 SEASON PREVIEWS.  To find out more about other exciting programming coming to Chicago’s stages this upcoming season, click here to read — 

2017-2018 SEASON PREVIEWS– Guide to Upcoming Shows in Chicago

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