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Up Next in Our Mainstage Season,
The Profane!

Join us for our current mainstage production, The Profane!



In Zayd Dohrn’s new play The Profane, Raif Almedin is a first generation American – a writer and a father who prides himself on being modern, liberal, and tolerant. But when his daughter falls for the son of a fundamentalist, Raif finds himself cast as the intolerant patriarch of his own fast changing family. The third play commissioned by Chautauqua Theater Company and the Chautauqua Writers’ Center, Dohrn’s searing tale follows two immigrant families forced to grapple with each other’s religious beliefs, cultural traditions, and deep-seated prejudice. CTC Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch directs this production.






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