Photo Flash: First Look at Interrobang Theatre Project's I CALL MY BROTHERS

Interrobang Theatre Project is pleased to continue its ninth season, exploring "identity/crisis" with the Chicago premiere of Jonas Hassen Khemiri's drama I CALL MY BROTHERS, a day in the life of an Arab-Swedish man who must dodge suspicion after a car bomb rattles Stockholm. Translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles and directed by guest director Abhi Shrestha, I CALL MY BROTHERS will play January 5 - February 2, 2019 at ITP's new resident home, Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N. Ridge Ave. in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood. Tickets are currently available at www.interrobangtheatre.org or by calling (312) 219-4140. The press opening is Monday, January 7, 2019 at 8 pm.

I CALL MY BROTHERS features ITP Ensemble Member Salar Ardebili* with Tina El Gamal, Chris Khoshaba and Gloria Imseih Petrelli.

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.

Comments Director Abhi Shrestha, "At the heart of I Call My Brothers, is a beautiful and tragic interrogation of how a community navigates fear. At a point in time where my community feels explicitly under attack - doing this play is scary... but it is a ritual, it is a love letter to my MENASA community saying 'I hear you, I see you, you are not alone' - and a challenge to folx outside the community to examine their own complicity and ask themselves 'What do you do when the wind howls?'"

The production team for I CALL MY BROTHERS includes Eleanor Kahn (scenic design, props design), Michelle Benda (lighting design), Jeffrey Levin (sound designer), Alec Silver (movement dramaturg), Nadya Nauman (dramaturg) and Shawn Galligan* (stage manager).

*Denotes Interrobang Theatre Project Ensemble Member or Artistic Associate.

Photo Credit: Emily Schwartz

Photo Flash: First Look at Interrobang Theatre Project's I CALL MY BROTHERS
Chris Khoshaba and Salar Ardebili

Photo Flash: First Look at Interrobang Theatre Project's I CALL MY BROTHERS
Chris Khoshaba, Salar Ardebili and Tina El Gamal

Photo Flash: First Look at Interrobang Theatre Project's I CALL MY BROTHERS
Salar Ardebili

Photo Flash: First Look at Interrobang Theatre Project's I CALL MY BROTHERS
Gloria Imseih Petrelli, Salar Ardebili and Chris Khoshaba

Photo Flash: First Look at Interrobang Theatre Project's I CALL MY BROTHERS
Salar Ardebili and Tina El Gamal

Photo Flash: First Look at Interrobang Theatre Project's I CALL MY BROTHERS
Tina El Gamal and Salar Ardebili

Photo Flash: First Look at Interrobang Theatre Project's I CALL MY BROTHERS
Gloria Imseih Petrelli abd Salar Ardebili

Photo Flash: First Look at Interrobang Theatre Project's I CALL MY BROTHERS
Salar Ardebili

Photo Flash: First Look at Interrobang Theatre Project's I CALL MY BROTHERS
Salar Ardebili

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