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SMS: Ping Chong + Co.

Student Matinee Series SMS: Ping Chong + Co. Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity

  • Thursday, October 25 at 10am
  • MainStage Map It
  • Grades 6 – 12

  • $8.50

Beyond Sacred is an interview-based theater production exploring the social challenges faced by young Muslims—at school, at work, and anywhere else. The five young performers hail from diverse backgrounds, reflecting a wide range of Muslim identities. Together, their true stories create a beautiful, funny, and intensely poignant cry for tolerance at a time when such sentiments are more necessary than ever. Beyond Sacred transports audiences from ignorance to knowledge, from estrangement to connection, and from wariness and fear to acceptance and love. The performance promotes greater understanding among and within Muslim and non-Muslim communities and includes a post-show talk and other opportunities for school engagements.

Links to World and US History, civics, diversity, social justice, activism, identity, Muslim culture and religion
Common Core: CC ELA: RL 1-10, SL 1-4, L 3-6, RH, 1-10; C3.D2: Civ.1-14, Geo.2, 3, 5-11, His. 1-5, 14-17

Show length: 1 hr

Sponsored by Nancy McClellan and Elliot Douglas in honor of Ellinor Hauke with additional support from the Surdna Foundation.

Related Events: Evening Performance Teacher Workshop/Panel Discussion

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