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Ping Chong + Company

Flynn Center presents

Ping Chong + Company Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity

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  • Thursday, October 25, 2018, 7:30 PM

$15-$35

“An exercise in empathy, not polemics: a lesson in human understanding, drawn from real lives.” —New York Times

Beyond Sacred is an interview-based theater production exploring the social challenges faced by young Muslims— at school, at work, and anywhere else. The five young performers hail from diverse backgrounds, reflecting a wide range of Muslim identities. Together, their true stories create a beautiful, funny, and intensely poignant cry for tolerance. Beyond Sacred transports audiences from ignorance to knowledge, from estrangement to connection, and from wariness and fear to acceptance and love. The performance culminates in a post-show talk.

Presented in association with the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity, and Multicultural Affairs through the UVM President’s Initiative for Diversity.

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Funded in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov. Supported in part by the Surdna Foundation. Presented in association with the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs through the UVM President's Initiative for Diversity. Programming is supported by the Flynn endowment, Andrea’s Legacy Fund, and Everybody Belongs Fund.

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