Back to All Events


  • INSTITUTO CERVANTES 31 West Ohio Street Chicago, IL, 60654 United States (map)

Country: Syria

Title: “Mihbaj”

Playwright: Riad Ismet

Director: Riad Ismet

Partner: Columbia College Chicago

Synopsis: A gripping play that sheds light on the Syrian tragedy: Near the areas occupied by ISIS in northern Syria, a widow struggles to to keep her three sons together, who represent three conflicting points of view, while an international proxy war spreads sectarianism, extremism and hatred in a country that was once a harmonic grinder of all religious ethnicities, like a Mihbaj which prepares coffee beans for hospitality.


Playwright: Riad Ismet

Playwright: Riad Ismet

Earlier Event: May 8
“Made In Poland”
Later Event: May 15
“Internalized Theory of Love”