A play by Jonas Khemiri
Translated from Swedish by: Rachel Willson-Broyles,
Directed by: Anna C. Bahow
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 7PM
A reading at Victory Garden Theatre, Chicago, International Voices Project
A car has exploded in Stockholm. Amor is wandering around a paranoid city full of police, on the hunt for a spare part for a drill. He has a phone in his front pocket and a knife in his back pocket. He will answer when Shavi calls; he will stop stalking Valeria. Above all, he will act maximally normal. But what is normal behavior? Who is a potential suspect? For 24 intense hours we find ourselves in Amor’s head, where the lines between criminal and victim, love and chemistry, and paranoia and reality become increasingly fuzzy. The play is based on a column Khemiri published in December, 2010, one week after the suicide bombing in Stockholm. IVP is pleased to present a second play by this extraordinary playwright. IVP presented Khemiri’s Invasion in 2012. Invasion went on to a full production at Silk Road Rising under the direction of IVP Artistic Associate Anna C. Bahow.