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A Distinct Society

July 1 @ 3:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until July 23, 2023

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until July 23, 2023

A scene from inside a library. The walls are made of wooden bookshelves and has an academic feel. Three people are at the center of the image: A librarian wearing a gray sweater dress, a police officer, and someone wearing a yellow sweater and black boots who sits on the floor.

A quiet library that straddles the border of the U.S. and Canada becomes an unlikely crucible for five people from around the world. When an Iranian family, separated from one another by the “Muslim ban,” uses the library as a meeting place, the head librarian, a U.S. border patrol officer and a local teenager must choose between breaking the law and saving themselves.

Inspired by true events, this poignant and funny new play, written and directed by the gifted artist Kareem Fahmy, was a finalist for the National New Play Network’s 2020 National Showcase for New Plays. Now making its Chicago debut, A Distinct Society delivers a moving story about the many things—family, food, art, love, and politics—that can either divide or unite us.

Your Visit

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Pro Tip: Take the Metra to the show, get $5! All you have to do is snap a photo of yourself on the train, share it to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and use the hashtag for the production you are attending (#ADistinctSocietyWT). When you arrive, show your post to the Box Office and Writers Theatre will give you $5 in cash! It’s their way of saying thanks for going green by choosing public transportation. (This promotion is valid with $5 TAP tickets, but not valid with Free Student Rush).

Venue

Writers Theatre
325 Tudor Court
Glencoe, IL 60022 United States
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Box Office Contact:
847-242-6000
Box Office Additional Information:
You can also contact boxoffice@writerstheatre.org to reach the box office.
Box Office Hours:
Sunday & Monday (and days without evening performances): Closed; Tuesday - Saturday: 12pm - 5:00pm

Details

Date:
July 1
Time:
3:00 pm
Discipline:

Location Details:

https://www.writerstheatre.org/directions

Get $5 cash back with our Metra promo: Take Metra to get here & we’ll help pay for your trip! It’s easy—snap a photo of yourself on the train, share it to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and use the hashtag for the production you’re attending (for example: #[show name]WT). When you arrive, show your post to the Box Office and Writers Theatre will give you $5 in cash! It’s our way of saying thanks for going green by choosing public transportation. (This promotion is valid with $5 TAP tickets, but not valid with Free Student Rush).