Wajahat Ali’s The Domestic Crusader Performed in Michigan: Another Migrations of Islam Event


A staged reading performance of the post-September 11 play by Wajahat Ali

Directed by Lynn Lammers

February 8, 2012, 7 p.m.

Kellogg Center Auditorium, Michigan State University (East Lansing)

Followed by a discussion
with Wajahat Ali

Please join us for a staged reading performance of Wajahat Ali’s play “The Domestic Crusaders” on Feb. 8 at the MSU Kellogg Center Auditorium. The playwright Wajahat Ali will be at the performance and will help lead discussion afterwards. This original Muslim American play addresses tensions in a Muslim Pakistani-American family against the background of 9/11.

The staged reading director, Lynn Lammers, will also take the performance on the road, to Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids and to The Arab American National Museum in Dearborn.

·       Thursday, Feb 9 at 7:00 p.m.: Arab-American National Museum, Dearborn
·       Friday, Feb 10 at 7:00 p.m.: Cook-DeWitt Center, GVSU Allendale Campus

This event is part of Migrations of Islam and has been organized by the MSU Muslim Studies Program with the support of the Social Science Research Council. It is co-sponsored by the MSU Asian Studies Center and the College of Arts and Letters with the collaboration of The Arab American National Museum in Dearborn and Grand Valley State University.

Other upcoming Migration of Islam events:

Thursday, Feb. 23             The Dean of Comedy
Internationally-known comedian Dean Obeidallah will be coming to MSU (7:30 p.m. Wells Hall, MSU campus). http://deanofcomedy.com/

Friday, Feb. 24                  Muslim American Culture in the 21st  Century
A Migrations of Islam/MSP all-day symposium, exploring the self-fashioned cultural expressions of Muslim American men and women, in words, images, and other modes of expression. Morning and afternoon sessions, in 303 International at Michigan State University.

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