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.
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.