Special Events

The House of Bernarda Alba by R. Sheth

Written by Federico Garcia Lorca
Adpated by Emily Mann
Directed by Lee Orchard
November 28-29, 2012

Following the death of Bernarda Alba’s second husband, she demands that her household mourn for eight years and postpones her eldest daughter’s upcoming wedding. Her five other daughters quickly become entranced with the handsome fiancé, Parviz Rumani. The decision to wed the eldest daughter is a strictly financial one, but it’s the youngest daughter who steals the young man’s heart. When the truth inevitably comes out, Bernarda Alba must try to maintain control—with tragic consequences.

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Threads of Silk 2011: A Gala to Benefit Silk Road Theatre Project by R. Sheth

November 5, 2011

An exquisite dining experience featuring cuisine inspired by cultures along the Silk Road.  Guests can also enjoy luscious Silk Road Cocktails created exclusively for Threads of Silk by North Shore Distillery, the first boutique distillery in Illinois.
And while you dine, enjoy the fun and ever-so-lovely music of the Silk Road Cabaret Singers in a performance emceed by WTTW’s Cheryl Hamada.

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Dawn's Light: The Journey of Gordon Hirabayashi by R. Sheth

Written by Jeanne Sakata
The Midwest Premiere
Directed by Jessica Kubzansky

January 13 - January 15, 2011

Dawn’s Light: The Journey of Gordon Hirabayashi by Jeanne Sakata chronicles the true story of one Japanese American’s enduring fight for his constitutional rights. Gordon Hirabayashi was a happy-go-lucky twenty-four-year-old college student living in Seattle when Pearl Harbor was attacked in late 1941. The government’s decision to remove and imprison all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast – including American citizens without due process of law – turned Gordon, a Quaker, into a crusader. Dawn’s Light faithfully documents Gordon’s historic decision to heed his conscience and pursue his faith in the protections of the Constitution all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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In Conversation with Julia Cho and Heather Raffo by R. Sheth

May 9, 2008

The Arts Club of Chicago, in association with Silk Road Theatre Project and Next Theatre Company, hosted "In Conversation," a luncheon and panel discussion with playwrights Julia Cho and Heather Raffo. The conversation was moderated by Jamil Khoury and Jason Loewith, respective artistic directors of Silk Road Theatre Project and Next Theatre Company.

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