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Chicago premiere of play by Canadian Lebanese playwright

Wajdi Mouawad

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