January 12th, 2012 | CF Monkey | No Comments

The West Coast Premiere

by Jonas Hassen Khemiri
Directed by Evren Odcikin
Translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles

Presented at The Boxcar Playhouse
505 Natoma St., San Francisco

September 6 – 29, 2012 at 8pm

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It begins with a name—Abulkasem. Through a tornado of words, a collage of images, and a finely woven tapestry of scenes, Jonas Hassen Khemiri takes us on a magical game of theatrical “telephone.” Who, or what, is this Abulkasem? My dancing uncle…the punchline to your joke…that smooth talking chick magnet we met at the bar…or the terror that comes in the night? INVASION! is an explosive comedy that assaults our deepest prejudices about identity, race, and language.

Featuring: Wiley Naman Strasser, George Psarras, Lawrence Radecker, and Olivia Rosaldo-Pratt

Dramaturg: Laura Brueckner
Visual Artist: Ali Dadgar (Promotional Image above entitled “Butterfly’s Secret”)
Scenic Design: Alex Friedman
Costume Design: Miyuki Bierlein
Lighting Design: Darl Andrew Packard
Sound Design: Sara Huddlestom
Props Design: Chelsea Pegram
Projections: Wesley Cabral
Assistant Director: Rem Myers
Assistant Dramaturg: Alicia Coombes 
Stage Manager: Sohaa Smith 

This production was supported in part by an award from the San Francisco Grants for the Arts/Hotel Tax Fund and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, along with a generous donation from the San Francisco office of Bryan Cave LLP. We would like to extend a tremendous thank you to the organizations and individuals who make our work possible!

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