Please join us for this FREE reading, in partnership with the Rohingya Cultural Center.
In tandem with our production of A SHAYNA MAIDEL, the story of a family torn apart by the rise of the Nazis, TimeLine is proud to host a one-night only reading of GO SAVE YOUR LIFE by Nasir Bin Zakaria, as told to Laura Toffenetti. The play shares Bin Zakaria’s harrowing and inspiring journey as a Rohingya refugee from the jungles of Myanmar to his new home in Chicago.
This event includes a brief post-show discussion to give you a chance to reflect on the piece and the themes and issues it presents. All donations will go toward Rohingya Cultural Center’s “virtual food bank,” which helps support Rohingya refugee families who live on the edge of poverty.
About the Rohingya Cultural Center
The Rohingya Cultural Center’s purpose is to preserve the culture of the Rohingya people as well as provide support, social services and a variety of classes, a people the UN has declared “the most persecuted minority in the world.”
The Rohingya are a remarkable people. Their faith is a pillar of their lives. Their families are precious. Their gratitude to be living in a country that grants them basic human rights is profound. But their lives are hard. The Rohingya Cultural Center is striving to help smooth their way so they can become successful and productive citizens. To learn more, please visit rccchicago.org.