Invasion of Skokie

Chicago Dramatists
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

It is the summer of 1978 and neo-Nazis are about to march on Skokie, Illinois now that they've won their U.S. Supreme Court case. In the midst of this ominous day, Morry Kaplan scrambles to find a gun to confront the Nazis while his wife Sylvia tries to keep the peace and her husband safe. Meanwhile, their daughter Debbie arrives for dinner with Charlie, once the 'shabbes goy' from the synagogue, now the man she announces she plans to marry. Mixing both comedy and drama, playwright Peterson asks whether a father can protect all he believes in without losing the daughter he loves. Set on a suburban backyard patio, The Invasion of Skokie is a funny and touching take on a significant day in Illinois history.

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