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Ping Chong and Company, ‘Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity’
September 18, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ping Chong and Company’s interview-based theater production Beyond Sacred delves into the diverse stories of young Muslims who came of age in a post-9/11 New York City. The participants personify a range of Muslim identities, from converts to Islam to those who have drifted from their beliefs, from secular or cultural Muslims to stringent observers of the faith. Coming from varied cultural and ethnic backgrounds, they differ in many ways but share similar experiences and emotions in a time of increasing Islamophobia. Beyond Sacred illuminates the daily lives of Muslim Americans in an effort to work toward greater communication and understanding between Muslim and non-Muslim communities.
This event is part of the “Sacred/Secular: A Sufi Journey” series presented by Carolina Performing Arts.