2005

Ten Acrobats in an Amazing Leap of Faith
by R. Sheth

Newcity Chicago
By Fabrizio O. Almeida
November 15, 2005

Ten Acrobats, with an uncomplicated plot about immigrant parents that lose their grip as they lose their children to multiculturalism, delivers their familiar dysfunctions through the added prism of today's social and political attitudes towards Muslims, imbuing issues of assimilation, atheism, feminism and sexuality with topical urgency.

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Universal Themes Are True Articles of Faith for Silk Road by R. Sheth

Pioneer Press - Oak Leaves
By Jennifer Olvera
October 19, 2005

An Egyptian immigrant family struggles to find their place within American society, navigating inter-generational conflict, their Islamic faith and the values of two cultures. In evoking universal themes of faith, culture, belonging and desire, it adds a new chapter to the American immigrant narrative as captured on stage.

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Ten Acrobats in an Amazing Leap of Faith by R. Sheth

October 13–December 30, 2005

The World Premiere
Written by Yussef El Guindi
Directed by Stuart Carden

See the Fawzis, an Egyptian immigrant family in southern California struggling to find their place within American society. Marvel as they painstakingly navigate inter-generational conflict, their Islamic faith, and the values of two cultures.

East meets West meets mayhem in this Muslim-American family comedy evoking universal themes of faith, culture, belonging, and desire. Ten Acrobats adds a brand new chapter to the American immigrant narrative as captured on stage.

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Founders Khoury and Gillani Discuss Ten Acrobats in an Amazing Leap of Faith by R. Sheth

Silk Road Theatre Project
News Release
October 13, 2005

True to Silk Road Theatre Project’s mission of showcasing playwrights of Asian, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean backgrounds whose works address themes relevant to the people of the Silk Road and their Diaspora communities, Ten Acrobats doesn’t shy away from controversial subject matter either.

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