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International Voices Project 2019: Egypt Performance
  • Presented By: International Voices Project
  • Location: Instituto Cervantes
  • Address: 31 W. Ohio, Chicago, IL
  • Dates: May 9, 2019
  • International Voices Project (IVP) is proud to announce this year’s five-week celebration of international plays. The 10th anniversary season of play readings by playwrights from around the world takes place at Instituto Cervantes, 31 W. Ohio, May 2 – June 4. Performances continue on a regular weekly schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. The series is presented in collaboration with consulates and other cultural institutions in Chicago. A reception follows each evening’s reading. The International Voices Project is the largest event of its kind in the country and introduces Chicago audiences to some of the most exciting voices on the international theater scene. Performances are free to the public and reservations are requested. Additional information and updates about the 2019 IVP festival will be available on IVPChicago.org.

    International Voice Project 2019: Egypt Performance

    Thursday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m.
    From Egypt
    The Stranger and The Peephole, in collaboration with Egyptian American Society
    Written by Alfred Farag
    Translated by Dina Amin
    Directed by Anne C. Bahow
    These plays form a series that portrays female subjects interacting with male aggressors who threaten their lives as well as their dwellings. All three plays depict women who are trying to find their way out of a world of male danger. The plays suggest neither social change nor moral reform. Instead, they portray individual angst, deprivation, solitude and alienation. The principle that governs their dramatic action is that, when attacked, one has no option but to defend oneself in the most effective way possible. These one-act plays seem to be telling the story of the same woman, one who feels that she has something to defend and fight against the predator man.

International Voices Project 2019: Egypt Performance
  • Location: Instituto Cervantes
  • Address: 31 W. Ohio
  • May 9, 2019
  • Instituto Cervantes