In the Crossing / by R. Sheth

April 28–29, 2009

Written by Leila Buck
Directed by Shoshana Gold

Featuring: Lydia Berger, Leila Buck, David Chrzanowski, and Elaine Robinson

Leila, a Lebanese American of both Muslim and Christian heritage, has been performing personal stories about bridging multiple identities for years. She arrives at a conference to present a reflective new piece about her experiences in Lebanon with her Jewish American husband during the Israel-Hezbollah war of 2006. As she attempts to portray the myriad of voices they encountered, Leila soon realizes that the most treacherous journey of all is the struggle to tell her own story.

Presented in partnership with the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago

Performed in Andersen Hall, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago