I call My Brothers
By Jonas Hassen Khemiri (translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles)
Directed by Abhi Shrestha
January 5 – February 2, 2019 (Chicago Premiere)
Press opening: Monday, January 7, 2019 at 8 pm
Subscriber/Board opening: January 10, 2019 at 8 pm (reception to follow)
Stockholm, Sweden. A car bomb rocks the peaceful city, and leaves the Arab-Swedish Amor on guard and on edge. But he doesn’t have time to let his fear get the best of him; he’s got places to be. As Amor attempts to run his errand and grapple with his own anxieties, we follow him through a fraught 24 hours, cautiously navigating the city he calls home. Balancing paranoia and humor, Jonas Khemiri's nuanced account dares us to question our own perceptions and prejudices, while offering a singular and harrowing take on the labyrinth of global identity politics.
Beginning this season, Interrobang Theatre Project is proud to be in residence at Rivendell Theatre, located at 5779 N Ridge Ave in the Edgewater neighborhood.