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Steppenwolf to present reading of queer Muslim play on March 28
2021-03-20

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Steppenwolf Theatre Company's new play-development initiative, SCOUT, will present A Virtual Reading of Mosque4Mosque, by Omer Abbas Salem, on Sunday, March 28, at 2 p.m.

The free reading follows a 30-hour workshop process directed by Arti Ishak.

The comedy's plot involves the character of Ibrahim—a thirtysomething queer Arab-American Muslim who leads a quiet life. However, hen his mother sees a glimpse of what could be his first real relationship, she feels compelled to take Ibrahim's future into her own hands by seeking out the perfect man for him to marry.

The cast features Antoine Yared (Ibrahim), Rula Gardenier (Sara), Rom Barkhordar (Karim/Lawyer), Sahar Dika (Lena), Mark Junek (James) and Tommy Malouf (Stage Directions/Suitor).

Two works have previously been developed with SCOUT—La Ruta, by Isaac Gomez, which went on to receive its world premiere in 2019 directed by ensemble member Sandra Marquez; and Vichet Chum's production Bald Sisters, which was subsequently slated for Steppenwolf's 2020-21 season and has been delayed.

Reservations are required. To secure free tickets, contact Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or complete the RSVP form at steppenwolftheatre.wufoo.com/forms/xif0rku1077085/ .


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