The play "Scorched" [Incendies] by Lebanese French Canadian playwright Wajdi Mouawad is opening at the Historic Chicago Temple Building, from October 6 through November 7. A production of the Silk Road Theater Project, the play is translated from French by Linda Gaboriau, and opens to high critical praise.
A brother and sister raised in Quebec return to Lebanon in the midst of civil war, to carry out the last wishes of their mother: to find the father and brother they didn't know they had.
A modernization of a Greek tragedy, Scorched has been praised for its political relevance, evocative imagery and the exploration of the deep emotions of a divided family.
Performances are on Wednesdays through Sundays, with matinees on the weekend. The Chicago Temple Building is located at 77 W. Washington. For more information, visit http://www.srtp.org/productions.html