Strawdog Theatre Company Announces World Premiere of Bennett Fisher’s “Damascus”

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 8:00pm to Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 8:00pm

Bennet Fisher’s is a claustrophobic thriller about privilege, paranoia and the assumptions we make about one another. This moving play centers on Hassan, a Somali-American airport shuttle driver, in Minneapolis, struggling to make ends meet as more and more of his customers switch to Uber and Lyft. When a stranded teenager at the airport pays Hassan to take him to Chicago, it seems on the surface like it is worth the risk and the fare.

Previews are Friday, May 11 and 18, Saturday, May 12 and 19 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 13 and 20 at 4 p.m. The Board of Directors’ preview, including hosted food and beverage is Saturday, May 19 at 8 p.m. Opening Night is Monday, May 21 at 8 p.m. The Access Performance, featuring audio description, open captioning and a Touch Tour is Sunday, June 3 at 4 p.m., with Industry Night Monday, June 4 at 8 p.m. Regular run performances are Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Preview tickets are $18 and regular run tickets are $35-$40. Single tickets go on sale Sunday, April 1 at 10 a.m. and are available at

Location and contact
Strawdog Theatre
1802 W. Berenice Ave.
Chicago  Illinois  60614
United States