The War Zone is My Bed

By Yasmine Beverly Rana
Directed by Dani Snyder-Young

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 6pm.
August 14 through September 7, 2014

At Christ Lutheran Church, 4541 N Spaulding Ave. in Chicago

In 1994 Sarajevo, in a bedroom brimming with bullet holes, Dahlia and Peter have a whirlwind romance. A famous writer reporting on the Bosnian War, he leaves her to return to his wife. In 2001 Kabul, in a bedroom with blacked out windows, an Afghan prostitute is having affair with a member of the Taliban religious police. Dahlia’s book about Leila, Ash and the aftermath of their affair in Kabul makes her a famous writer in her own right. On her book tour, struggling with how we all profit from telling stories of war from a safe distance, Dahlia and Peter meet again.

No-Cost access for any audience member

As the lights go down, there is an empty chair. A group of artists from across the world have gathered. They speak in old ways and new. Their journeys have taken many different paths, but they share a common purpose. The belief that something more is possible in our world. As the lights come up, there is a chair filled with possibility. We are saving it for you.

There are two paths you can take to reach your chair—One is First Come, First Serve free admission; We are holding a number of seats for first come, first serve free entrance to the performance. Seating begins 30 minutes before showtime. Audience members who want guaranteed entry can do so for a $20 fee paid in advance online.