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Yan Duyvendak & Omar Ghayatt: Still in Paradise

April 21 @ 2:00 pm

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One event on April 19, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on April 20, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on April 21, 2019 at 2:00pm

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Still in Paradise by Yan Duyvendak and Omar Ghayatt was conceived in the swelling tide since 9/11 in which the Arab world as a whole has become suspect and, for many Westerners, neoliberal values are the only guarantee of a functioning society.

Ghayatt, who is from Egypt and resides in Bern, envisioned his works with Duyvendak, who is from the Netherlands, to stage their encounters, their doubts, and their differences through a series of scenes that audiences vote for each night. Shared space, time, and dialogue gradually undo preconceived cultural and ideological notions that feed fear and negation.

Still in Paradise is a show of the history of their project itself that reflects, in its own small way, history at large. Since the end of the Arab Spring, nations have degenerated into either stifling dictatorship or war and disintegration. Europe seems to answer only with fear and the erecting of both inner and outer barriers.

The seating for this performance is on the floor of the stage. If you have any questions regarding the floor seating, please call the Box Office staff at 312-397-4010.

Venue

Edlis Neeson Theater at the MCA
220 E Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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Box Office Contact:
312-397-4010
Box Office Hours:
Tuesday and Friday: 10am-9pm; Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 10am-5pm

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Date:
April 21
Time:
2:00 pm
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Runtime
120 minutes, no intermission
Special Notes
ASL interpreted performance on April 19th. ASL interpreted performance with audio description and relaxed performance on April 21.

Location Details:

The front of the building is on Mies van der Rohe Way, between Chicago Avenue (to the south) and Pearson Street (to the north), one block east of Michigan Avenue and one block west of Fairbanks Court.

CTA: We are located four blocks east of the Chicago Avenue stop on the CTA Red Line. You can also take the #3 King Drive, #10 Museum of Science and Industry, and #66 Chicago Avenue buses, as well as several Michigan Avenue bus routes.

Parking: Our parking garage is located on Chicago Avenue just west of Fairbanks Court and adjacent to the museum.

To access the museum you must first exit the garage, turn right on Chicago Avenue, and then enter the store or use the stairs. If you have any questions, call the parking garage at 312-986-2024.

MCA Stage performance rate: Present your theater ticket at the Box Office and receive a validation for $12 parking.

Accessibility: Call the box office to reserve wheelchair accessible seating.