People of the Book
The Historic Chicago Temple Building
77 W. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
The Historic Chicago Temple Building
77 W. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
Drama
Runs Sep 15Oct 25, 2020

Struggling artist Amir is trying to be supportive, but when an old friend gains national acclaim as a writer and a war hero, Amir finds it all too convenient to be true. Is it his professional jealousy at play or is there something malicious in his friend’s memoir? Yussef El Guindi’s People of the Book explores American narratives of the Middle East conflicts, questioning who the narratives hurt and who they benefit.

The Midwest Premiere
Written by Yussef El Guindi
Directed by Michael Malek Najjar

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