Ancram Opera House presents INVASION! a comedy by Jonas Hassen Khemiri, and directed by Jeffrey Mousseau. Running now, until August 21st.
INVASION! is a satirical comedy centered on a name: Abulkasem. What is introduced as an amorphous word of many meanings spirals and shape-shifts into a kaleidoscopic range of identities. Abulkasem is an uncle visiting from Lebanon, a renowned theater director, an asylum-seeking apple picker, the world’s most dangerous terrorist. In a whirlwind of interconnected vignettes, we search for the answer. Who is Abulkasem?
With biting comedy and multilayered storytelling, INVASION! confronts prejudices about identity, race, and language.
Jonas Hassen Khemiri is an award-winning Swedish novelist and playwright. He is the author of five novels, six plays, and a collection of essays and short stories. Khemiri’s novels have been translated into over thirty languages. His plays have been performed by over a hundred international companies on stages from Stockholm to Berlin to New York to London.
INVASION is translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles.
DATE/TIME: August 5 – 21, 2022 / 8pm & 3pm
Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 3pm
ADMISSION: $40 (General admission)
Student Discount: Use code student15 for $15 tickets!
Tickets available Online here.
LOCATION: Ancram Opera House
1330 County Rt. 7
Ancram, NY 12502