Photo Flash: First Look at Halcyon's WAR ZONE IS MY BED

Halcyon Theatre announces the Chicago Premiere of The War Zone is My Bed by Yasmine Beverly Rana.

In 1994 Sarajevo, in a bedroom brimming with bullet holes, Dahlia and Peter have a whirlwind romance. A famous writer reporting on the Bosnian War, he leaves her to return to his wife. In 2001 Kabul, in a bedroom with blacked out windows, an Afghan prostitute is having affair with a member of the Taliban religious police. Dahlia's book about Leila, Ash and the aftermath of their affair in Kabul makes her a famous writer in her own right. On her book tour, struggling with how we all profit from telling stories of war from a safe distance, Dahlia and Peter meet again.

The War Zone is My Bed will perform at Halcyon Theatre, in residence at Christ Lutheran Church, 4541 N Spaulding Ave. in Chicago. Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00, and Sundays at 6:00, from August 14 through September 14, 2014. There will be a special opening performance on Thursday, August 14. More information athalcyontheatre.org/warzone. Please Note: This production contains nudity, adult themes and language.

The cast features Halcyon company members: Fin Coe, Denise Hoeflich, and Laura Stephenson. They are joined by guest artists Brendan Murphy, Sameehan Patel, and Rasika Ranganathan. The War Zone is My Bed is directed by Halcyon company member Dani Snyder-Young.

Photos by Johnny Knight

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Photo Flash: First Look at Halcyon's WAR ZONE IS MY BED
Laura Stephenson (Dahlia) and Brendan Murphy (Peter)

Photo Flash: First Look at Halcyon's WAR ZONE IS MY BED
Laura Stephenson (Dahlia) and Brendan Murphy (Peter)

Photo Flash: First Look at Halcyon's WAR ZONE IS MY BED
Rasika Ranganathan (Laila) and Sameehan Patel (Ash)

Photo Flash: First Look at Halcyon's WAR ZONE IS MY BED
Rasika Ranganathan (Laila) and Sameehan Patel (Ash)

Photo Flash: First Look at Halcyon's WAR ZONE IS MY BED
Sameehan Patel (Ash)

Photo Flash: First Look at Halcyon's WAR ZONE IS MY BED
Denise Hoeflich (Susan)

Photo Flash: First Look at Halcyon's WAR ZONE IS MY BED
Laura Stephenson (Dahlia)

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