March 19, 2005
Written by Rana Kazkaz
Directed by Andrea Klunder
Featuring: Khalid Alshaer, Ravi Batista, Winston Evans, Kamal Hans, Anil Hurkadli, Carol Karaguez, Vincent Mahler, Fawzia Mirza, Matthew Pearsall, Martha Teagle, and Ashourina Yacoub
Gibran chronicles the epic and turbulent life of renowned artist-poet Khalil Gibran, from his poverty-stricken boyhood in Ottoman-controlled Lebanon to his adult travels as an artist in Cairo, Paris, Boston and New York City in the early 1900s. Although born with a broken heart and a tortured soul, Gibran struggles to deliver his message to the world: We are all infinitely more than we think and all we can do is find out how much we are. In the end this dream, combined with the tragic and breathtaking events of his life, compels him to write The Prophet, a book that is now the second-best-selling book in American history.
Presented in partnership with Chicago ScriptWorks, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to producing staged readings of original screenplays, created to provide a public forum for new works and fresh voices
Performed in Dixon Chapel, Chicago Temple