'Freedom Daze' Image courtesy event organizers


Freedom Daze

Every Thu., Fri., and Sat. from Nov. 29-Dec. 8
7:30 p.m.
Every Sun. from Dec. 2-9
2 p.m.

Where did Islamophobia come from? Playwright Aamera Siddiqui attempts to find out in her play Freedom Daze, presented by Exposed Brick Theatre. Delving into the sea of misinformation in the media and on the internet, the piece explores how the U.S. became a place where it is acceptable to treat Muslim people as second-class citizens. The play is directed by Suzy Messerole, who recently gained international fame as a gold medalist at the Gay Games with her synchronized swimming team, the Subversive Sirens. Messerole brings Siddiqui’s play to life, using multimedia to tell a number of stories. Segments include “The Girl in the Yellow Dress,” “They Hate Freedom,” and “The Terror Alert Is.” All draw on true stories as they ruminate on the origin of hate.