[act-ma] 7/23 and 26 Play "Invasion" in Chelsea

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Mon Jul 21 05:05:35 PDT 2014

*Apollinaire in the Park 2014*

*by Jonas Hassen Khemiri**
*by Lisa Loomer
July 9-27 . 7:30
Invasion: Wednesday & Saturday
Invasion en Español: todos los viernes
Bocón: Thursday & Sunday

Join us for Apollinaire's 11th summer of
FREE bilingual theater in the park.


At once hilarious, disturbing, and poignant, /Invasion!/ centers around 
a mysterious name: Abulkasem.  First encountered in the historical epic 
"Signora Luna," Abulkasem has many meanings.  It becomes the perfect 
all-purpose word, and the name of a gay Lebanese dancer, a radical 
feminist Muslim theatre director, an asylum seeking apple-picker, a 
stuttering telemarketer, and the world's most sought after potential 
terrorist.  Swedish playwright Khemiri looks at our fear of The Other 
from an ever shifting kaleidoscopic array of perspectives.

Invasion! was written for The Stockholm City Theatre and played two 
seasons of sold out performances. Invasion! has been translated and 
played in theatres in Norway, France, Germany, Austria, South Korea and 
the UK.  In the spring of 2011 it opened in New York, winning Khemiri an 
Obie Award, and the play returned to New York by popular demand for a 
second run.

"A slyly entertaining comedy with a sharp political edge' -NY Times

Mary O'Malley Park- click here for directions
& PARKING information 

Bring Lawn Chairs or Blankets (and insect repellent)


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