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Critically acclaimed ‘Unveiled’ takes stage at Manchester

Rohina MalikRohina Malik, a critically acclaimed Chicago playwright and solo performance artist, is coming to Manchester University to share stories of faith in Unveiled, a one-woman play.

The performance is 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in Cordier Auditorium on the North Manchester campus. It is free and open to the public. 

She gives voice to five Muslim women in a post-9/11 world as they serve tea and uncover in monologues what lies beneath the veil.

The object that binds their stories is the hijab, the traditional headscarf worn by Muslim women as a symbol of modesty. The garment reflects deep devotion and sincere piety – but it can also be a target of hostility and abuse from individuals blinded by Islamophobia.

Malik is an exceptional storyteller. Her one-woman play was developed and had its world premiere at Chicago’s 16th Street Theater. She is a recipient of the national Lee Reynolds Award, honoring women whose work in theater pushes for social, cultural or political change.

This performance is sponsored by the Peace Studies Institute through support of the William H. and Miriam W. Cable Peace Studies Fund. It  part of the Values, Ideas and the Arts series.

The Peace Studies Institute, established by Gladdys Muir at Manchester in 1948, was the first undergraduate peace studies program in the world. MU recently opened the Jean Childs Young Intercultural Center and domed Toyota Round, designed to be a regional focal point for discussions about diversity and inclusion, civic engagement and civil discourse.

About Manchester

Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., is a northeast Indiana leader in health science education. It offers more than 60 areas of academic study to nearly 1,600 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics, a Master of Athletic Training a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy and a four-year dual degree in pharmacy and pharmacogenomics.  Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at www.manchester.edu . 

October 2018