Silk Road Rising to Stage YASMINA'S NECKLACE Reading, 1/17-19

Meet Abdul Samee, his father is Iraqi and his mother is Puerto Rican. Longing to shed his cultural identity he changes his name to Sam, marries an American and does everything in his power to turn his back on his heritage. But when Sam meets Yasmina, a beautiful woman from his father's homeland, he begins to learn that a tree without roots cannot stand for long.

Featuring: Laura Crotte*, Carlo Garcia*, Madrid St. Angelo*, Mark Ulrich*, Juan Villa*, Vijay Bhargava, Anu Bhatt and Susaan Jamshidi. Music composed and performed by Steve Gibons. *Member of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

Performances held at Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W Washington St, Chicago on: Friday, January 17 at 8pm; Saturday, January 18 at 4pm; and Sunday, January 19 at 4pm. Tickets are $10 each. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (312) 857-1234 x201.

PARKING & TRANSPORTATION: Silk Road is easily accessible by major RTA and CTA routes. If driving, take advantage of our $8 parking arrangement with Self Park, 230 W Washington St (building with Cosi restaurant).

Rohina Malik is a critically acclaimed playwright, actress and solo performance artist. She was born and raised in London, England, of South Asian heritage. Rohina is a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists, and an artistic associate at the 16th Street Theater. Her work has been produced or developed at The Goodman Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, 16th Street Theater, Brava Theater, Crossroads Theater, Chicago Dramatists, and Theater Project Baltimore. Rohina was recently awarded the Y Award with the Evanston YWCA for her work to end racism and empower women.

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