In conjunction with the IU Department of Theatre and Drama, IU Auditorium will host a courageous theatre company bringing a beautiful, poignant, and timeless tale to life on Wednesday, April 23 at 8:00 p.m.. Beloved by the people and hated by the government of their homeland Uzbekistan, The Ilkhom Theatre is on a tour of American universities, and joins us to perform White White Black Stork on the Auditorium stage.
White White Black Stork, based on the novel by 19th-century Uzbek writer Abdulla Kadyri, tells the universal and tragic tale of love confronted by the prejudices of custom and law. Set in turn-of-the 20th century Uzbekistan, this beautiful, transgressive play centers on a young Muslim poet and dreamer. The boy falls in love with another boy, but submits to an arranged marriage to a girl who also has another love. Their wedding leads to despair, family quarrels, and untimely tragedy. More information about the play and the company can be found at http://iuauditorium.com/0708/whitewhiteblackstork.html.
We hope you will join us for this unique and intimate experience—the audience will be seated on the stage and the play will be performed in Russian and Uzbek with English supertitles.
Tickets are available now at IUauditorium.com, by phone at (812) 855-1103, or in person at the IU Auditorium Box Office, open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.