January 17–19, 2014
Written by Rohina Malik
Directed by Corey Pond
Featuring: Vijay Bhargava, Anu Bhatt, Laura Crotte, Carlo Garcia, Susaan Jamshidi, Madrid St. Angelo, Juan Francisco Villa, and Mark Ulrich
Music Accompaniment by Steve Gibons
Meet Abdul Samee: his father is Iraqi and his mother is Puerto Rican. Longing to shed his cultural identity, he changes his name to Sam, marries an American, and does everything in his power to turn his back on his heritage. But when Sam meets Yasmina, a beautiful woman from his father’s homeland, he begins to learn that a tree without roots cannot stand for long.
Presented in collaboration with the Ismaili Community of Chicago, an Artistic and Cultural Diversity Initiative funded by The Chicago Community Trust
Also performed at the Ismaili Center Chicago