Mosque Controversy Inspires Play

n-2015-02-20-mosque-alert-tribuneFrom: Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL) –

The Chicago Tribune covers the writing and performance at Knox of “Mosque Alert”:

A local Islamic organization’s struggle to put down new roots near Naperville provided the impetus for a play scheduled to premiere at downstate Knox College later this month…

Chicago author Jamil Khoury, current playwright-in-residence at Knox, emphasized that the production is his own creation, although the story was inspired by real events in Naperville…

The production has remained fluid throughout the process, director Neil Blackadder said. A theater professor at Knox, he’s watched the lines shift repeatedly as opening night approaches… “I think they’ve been struck at how bold Jamil’s writing is…” Blackadder said. “The students’ reaction has often been, ‘Wow, I don’t believe he actually has him say that!'” Read more…