Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Silk Road Rising and First United Methodist Church Co-Present Christmas Mubarak

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Silk Road Rising and First United Methodist Church Co-Present
Christmas Mubarak
Adapted & Directed by Corey Pond
Choir Direction by Erik Nussbaum

I've personally known Choir Director, Erik Nussbaum, and his wife, Karen, for years. I'm elated to see that they're both involved in this collaboration with Silk Road Rising. I've also caught many of Silk Road Rising's fabulously enlightening and engaging multicultural productions over the years. Kudo to all involved for advancing tolerance and the true spirit of the season with this unique melding of Muslim and Christian storytelling, celebrating the birth of Jesus. 

November 30th thru December 11th
Fridays - 8pm
Saturdays - 2pm
Sundays - 2pm
Mondays - 7:30pm
Tuesdays - 7:30pm

Christmas Mubarak is a first-of-its-kind musical / theatre interplay of the Quranic and New Testament stories that celebrate the miraculous birth of Jesus as told by Muslims and Christians.

This festive holiday performance features actors from our Silk Road communities and choir members from the First United Methodist Church at The Chicago Temple.

$35 General Seating
$25 Members of any spiritual tradition using discount code FAITH

This production of Christmas Mubarak is supported by the Landau Family Foundation and The Interfaith Fund.

Earlier this year, The American Theatre Wing, best known as the creator of the Tony Awards,  awarded Silk Road Rising with its 2018 National Theatre Company grant.

In the words of American Theater Wing, “companies chosen to receive the grants have articulated a distinctive mission, cultivated an audience, and nurtured a community of artists in ways that strengthen and demonstrate the quality, diversity, and dynamism of American theatre.”

The National Theatre Company Grant is an annual investment in ten innovative theatre companies making local impact across the nation by connecting their community to excellence in the performing arts. Silk Road Rising stands out for its efforts to integrate Asian and Middle Eastern American stories into American theatre.

“The most valued recognition is the recognition of one’s peers. Being recognized now twice by the American Theatre Wing communicates to us that the mission of Silk Road Rising matters to the American theatre and deepens the American story,” said Jamil Khoury, Founding Artistic Director.

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