The Black Eyed

by Betty Shamieh

Directed by Tony Adams

Chicago Premiere
Part of the Alcyone Festival 2009
June 11 through July 18, 2009
Performances were at the Lincoln Square Theatre

Four Arab women from across the ages meet in the afterlife.  The group: the Biblical Delilah, a victim of the crusades, a suicide bomber and a contemporary architect, struggle to come to terms with their lives and their choices, in this surprising funny play that challenges traditional views on sex, family, and terrorism.

Featuring: Elizabeth Byland,  Lina Jamoul,  Monica Lopez,  Meghan Martinez

Lighting Designer: Ellen Moore
Costume Designer: Emily Nelson
Sound Designer: Antonio Bruno
Production Stage Manager: Amanda Frechette

pictured: Monica Lopez, Lina Jamoul, Elizabeth Byland, photo by Adam Dodds