After a sold-out and critically acclaimed run at the 2001 NYC Fringe Festival and a tour of over fifteen venues throughout the country, The Semitic Root presents a new production of Chocolate in Heat; Growing Up Arab in America by Betty Shamieh. This play of interlocking monologues is infused with music and dance about love, sex, privilege, and the problems of growing up in between two cultures. Directed by Sam Gold. Special matinee performances on Saturday, September 6 and Saturday, September 13th at 3 pm. Post-play discussions with artists are scheduled after the matinee performance on Saturday, September 13 and the evening performance on Thursday, September 18.