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||THEATER About Face showing LGBTQ+ play 'Mosque4Mosque'
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About Face Theatre opens its 2022-23 season with the world premiere of Omer Abbas Salem's new play Mosque4Mosque, directed by Sophiyaa Nayar.
Mosque4Mosque is a family comedy about a queer Arab-American Muslim man navigating his first real relationship while his relentlessly caring immigrant mother tries to find the perfect man for him to marry. Mosque4Mosque will be presented Nov. 17-Dec. 17 at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Mosque4Mosque was workshopped and performed virtually through the Criminal Queerness Festival and Dixon Place in July 2020, directed by Sharifa Elkady. It was selected to be Steppenwolf Theatre's SCOUT Development play for 2020 and received a 30-hour workshop and a fully produced reading in March 2021. This world-premiere production at About Face Theatre will receive dramaturgical and community engagement support from Silk Road Rising.
Pay-what-you-can tickets ($5-$35) will go on sale in the coming weeks at The Den Theatre box office or About Face Theatre's website; visit aboutfacetheatre.com or thedentheatre.com
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