Language Rooms

by Yussef El Guindi

MIDWEST PREMIERE

BROKEN NOSE THEATRE

Apr. 12 - May 18, 2019

Highly Recommended! "That same directorial care guides a quartet of capable performers to shockingly vulnerable places."

-- Jay Van Ort, NewCity Stage

Highly Recommended! “Assimilation and oppression twine together in El Guindi's 2010 dark comedy Language Rooms, now in a riveting local premiere at Broken Nose Theatre under Kaiser Zaki Ahmed's direction.”
-- Kerry Reid, Chicago Reader

"The production boasts extremely strong performances...it is Highly Recommended."
-- Bill Esler, Buzz Center Stage

Highly Recommended!"The rewards are rich."
-- Susan Lieberman, Picture This Post
 

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 translator at this particular Homeland Security 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? An episode of The Office that slowly morphs into 1984, LANGUAGE ROOMS examines the paranoia polluting our political climate.

Featuring: Bilal Dardai, Salar Ardebili, Bassam Abdelfattah & Bradford Stevens

Crew: 
Sotirios Livaditis (Scenic), Annaliese Voci (Costume), Conchita Avitia (Lighting), Charlotte Lastra (Prop), Will Quam (Sound), Sasha Smith (Violence/Intimacy), Vahishta Vafadari (Dialect), Nadya Naumaan (Assistant Director), David Weiss (Dramaturgy), Natalie Wagner (Stage Management), Gabby Owens (ASM), Evan Sposato (Technical Direction), Rose Hamill (Production Management)

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