Global Fridays: Dead Are My People A staged reading
Date(s) - 12/08/2017
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Aliya Hassan Auditorium at the Arab American National Museum
Noor Theatre, National Performance Network, MAP Fund.
Since 2005, this multicultural performance series – a sister to the annual summer Concert of Colors world music festival – has offered high-quality presentations for fans of traditional and modern global performing arts and those with adventurous cultural appetites.
Unless otherwise noted, tickets are $10 AANM Members and $15 general public and performances take place in The Aliya Hassan Auditorium at the Arab American National Museum. Performances typically begin at 8 p.m.; related pre-show events may be featured with some performances..
Friday, Dec. 8
Noor Theatre – Dead Are My People
A staged reading by Ismail Khalidi, accompanied by music by Hadi Eldebek
Gallery stroll of THEM exhibition with reception
Dead Are My People, a new work created by Ismail Khalidi with music by Hadi Eldebek, follows Nicola, who flees the famine-stricken mountains of Lebanon for the U.S. during WWI. Once there, he hopes to track down his uncle Tanios who emigrated years before. Finding few traces of Tanios, besides his peddler cart, and conflicting information of townspeople, Nicola must ultimately navigate the treacherous terrain of the Jim Crow South. Audience talkback will follow this staged reading.
Ismail Khalidi is a panelist at this related event:
Tuesday, Dec. 5: Panel discussion: White Supremacy: Arab and African American Experience in the Jim Crow South @ Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
FREE with RSVP; MORE INFO HERE
Made possible in part by the National Performance Network* and MAP Fund.
* AANM is a partner of the National Performance Network (NPN). This project is made possible in part by support from the NPN/VAN Artist Engagement Fund. Major contributors include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information visit www.npnweb.org.