Invasion! / by R. Sheth


July 30–September 15, 2013

The Midwest Premiere
Written by Jonas Hassen Khemiri
Translated from Swedish by Rachel Willson-Broyles
Directed by Anna C. Bahow

Invasion! is a tornado of words, images and ideas, all centered around a magical name: Abulkasem. The play assaults our deepest prejudices about culture, race and language. At once hilarious, disturbing and poignant, this mischievously subversive play deconstructs a “threatening” identity—the Arab male—and forces us to confront our own complicated identities.


A | Kamal Hans*
B | Glenn Stanton
C | Amira Sabbagh
D | Dan Johnson
D and Understudy | Omer Abbas Salem
Understudy | Owais Ahmed
Understudy | Anu Bhatt

Production Team

Producer | Malik Gillani
Producer | Jamil Khoury
Playwright | Jonas Hassen Khemiri
Translator | Rachel Willson-Broyles
Director | Anna C. Bahow
Production Manager | Corey Pond
Stage Manager | John Grant-Phillips*
Set Designer | Dan Stratton
Costume Designer | Carol J. Blanchard §
Lighting Designer | Sarah Hughey §
Sound Designer | Peter J. Storms
Props Designer | Jesse Gaffney
Dramaturg | Neal Ryan Shaw
Casting Director | Becca McCracken, Claire Simon Casting
Technical Director | Alan Ernstein
Assistant Director | A. George Bajalia
Assistant Stage Manager | Casey L. Peek
Master Electrician | Ellie Humphrys
Community Outreach Coordinator | Roxane Assaf
Arts Management Intern | Brandon Allen
Box Office Manager | Al Gillani
House Manager | Katie Welch
Program Editor | Sarah Ibis
Press and Archive Photographer | Michael Brosilow
Videographer | Deann Baker

* Member of Actor's Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers.

§ Member of United Scenic Artists, the union of professional designers, artists, and craftspeople.