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Twice, Thrice, Frice...
Twice, Thrice, Frice...

Twice, Thrice, Frice...
Silk Road Rising at Chicago Temple
Thru - Nov 10, 2019

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Silk Road Rising at Chicago Temple

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Chicago Tribune- Somewhat Recommended

"...Despite this, Dildilian, Marielle Issa (Samara) and Annalise Raziq (Khadija) deliver quality performances, with Raziq having some perfectly timed one-liners. These three could be a driving force in this play, if the play was more interested in how these circumstances affect their friendship, rather than these three simply being pawns in a philosophical thought experiment."
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Jerald Pierce



Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended

"...Issa has the toughest job, as Samara's piousness seems tailor-made to set her up for a fall. Dildilian is excellent as a woman whose childhood in Iraq seems far away, but who can never forget the upheavals and violence there (in part because her husband's work with Doctors Without Borders takes him there). And Raziq is delightful as a woman who finds her loyalties tested in many directions and ends up finding the strength to be loyal to her own heart."
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Kerry Reid



Windy City Times- Highly Recommended

"...Given the serious subjects of Twice, Thrice, Frice, it's surprising how light Teymour keeps this 100 minute play, which has excellent entertainment value. The audience connects emotionally with Khadija, so the key to the play's tone is in Khadija's buoyant spirit after the initial shock of her situation. It helps, too, that the three actors are convincing and genuine as directed with understated skill by Patrizia Acerra, who keeps things mostly conversational but lively. One may question how the playwright could allow Samara to do such a thing, but one never doubts the performance."
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Jonathan Abarbanel



Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

"...Chicago is home to many smaller theater companies, and as hard as it is to believe, there are many of these solid companies that as yet have not been discovered. One of these is Silk Road Rising. Silk Road Rising is a community-centered art making and service organization rooted in Asian, Middle Eastern and Muslim Experiences. Through their storytelling and dialogue, they are able to challenge the disinformation that people hear while promoting a culture of continuous learning and exploring what it means to be an American, no matter where born or from."
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Alan Bresloff



NewCity Chicago- Somewhat Recommended

"...What Teymour gives us is an exploration of how modern lifestyles, religious beliefs and cultural identities intersect. "Twice" provides a framework for how tumultuous those intersections can be from both personal and interpersonal perspectives. What the work needs is to get to the crux of the problem more quickly so the characters have more opportunities to grow."
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Amanda Finn



Chicago Theatre Review- Recommended

"...Fouad Teymour’s entertaining and enlightening new play both instructs Western audiences in certain Islamic beliefs, while it impresses theatergoers with its poignant story about the rights of contemporary Muslim women. Generously peppered with comedy and humorous one-liners, peopled with three fascinating female characters, and carefully and artfully directed by the talented Patrizia Acerra, this world premiere offers both an enjoyable and educational evening of theatre."
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Colin Douglas



Picture This Post- Highly Recommended

"...That Teymour amply seasons this script with belly-laugh inducing bon mots makes it even more the satisfying meal for your mind and spirits that it is. In this writer's view, these three talented actresses under the direction of International Voices Project's Patrizia Lombardi Acerra give every line pitch perfect affect and flawless timing."
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Amy Munice