Weekend Passport: The ‘Unseen’ Life Of A War Photographer

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Mona Mansour's play "Unseen" is playing at The Gift Theatre on Chicago's Northwest Side. The Gift Theatre / Claire Demos
unseen production photo
Mona Mansour's play "Unseen" is playing at The Gift Theatre on Chicago's Northwest Side. The Gift Theatre / Claire Demos

Weekend Passport: The ‘Unseen’ Life Of A War Photographer

Arab-American playwright Mona Mansour joined Worldview’s Jerome McDonnell Friday to discuss the play Unseen.

Unseen, which is set before the 2016 attempted coup in Turkey, follows an American conflict-photographer who doesn’t remember why she was at the scene of a massacre. With an all-female cast, Mansour explores how humans view war.

Mansour said she was inspired by Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, a vocal critic of President Vladimir Putin, and war photographer Marie Colvin, who was killed by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces in 2012.

Unseen is showing through April 9th at The Gift Theatre Company at 4802 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Matinees at 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Handsome Devil

If you feel like celebrating St. Patrick’s Day weekend with an Irish film, check out the comedy Handsome Devil at the Gene Siskel Film Center at 8:15 p.m. Saturday. The film is about a young man who receives homophobic taunts at his all-male boarding school, where rugby rules.

Geraldo de Barros Exhibition

A work by artists Geraldo de Barros. (Handout)

The work of Brazilian painter, photographer and designer Geraldo de Barros will be on display at DOCUMENT gallery. The exhibition runs through April 8, Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.