Alexandra Bonesho as Shelly/Beth/Jean
Mohammad N. ElBsat as Asfoor
Chris Tramantana as Khaled
Andrew Voss as Carl
Jonathan Wainwright as Bartlett


Gordana & Milan Racic

Community Partners

Back of the Throat

by Yussef El Guindi

October 1 - 25, 2015
Directed by Edward Morgan
A Milwaukee Premiere

New York, soon after 9/11. Khaled, an Arab American writer, receives a cordial visit from Carl and Bartlett, two government officials. But their friendly demeanor slowly devolves into aggressive suspicion, and Khaled finds himself accused of possible ties to terrorists. Amidst the swirling accusations, the situation turns increasingly surreal and Khaled struggles desperately to hang onto what he once knew was true. Seat backs up. Fasten belts.


"...quite a ride–sometimes a roller coaster..." - Milwaukee Magazine

"... it both challenges and illuminates one of the most troubling issues of our time."

"... a piece of cultural self-reflection well worth undertaking."Shepherd Express

"The 80 minute play is rapid, amusing, fear-inducing and strangely mystic..."Urban Milwaukee

Know Your Rights

In conjunction with the production, the ACLU of Wisconsin will be hosting a Know Your Rights training session after the closing performance on Sunday, October 25.

Do you want to know what your rights and responsibilities are when law enforcement wants to search your car, bag or home? Do you really have the right to an attorney? What happens when you’re wrongfully identified as a suspect and brought in for questioning? Find out these answers and more in this important workshop. Includes pocket guides specific to Milwaukee.

Anyone is welcome to attend. Please R.S.V.P. by calling 414-278-7780.