Kneeling Down at Noon: A Play by Austin’s Steve Moore

Kneeling Down at Noon: Nov. 8-19; Wed-Sat, 7:30 p.m., and Sun, 2 p.m.; Mary Moody Northen Theatre, St. Edwards University

Everyone is invited to the Mary Moody Northen Theatre’s production of Kneeling Down at Noon from Wednesday, Nov. 8 to Sunday, Nov. 19. The play tells a richly woven story of Muslims struggling to find, share, and live their daily faith. From the devout wife of an atheist activist, to the doubting son struggling with prejudice in America, to the secret police officer twisting Islam to his own ends, each character is a lens onto this complex and much-maligned religion. But more than that, the play folds these characters into remarkable stories that undermine, amplify, and invigorate the ways they understand God — and the will of God on earth.

Kneeling Down at Noon, written by Austin Playwright Steve Moore and directed by Katie Pearl, is an enchanting new play that honors the gentleness, generosity and grace of Islam. Moore, who has also written, Nightswim, Not Clown, The Kindermann Depiction, accepted the commission to embark on an exploration of Islam. Together with 15 student writers, and help from Muslims and scholars of Islam, Moore created Kneeling Down at Noon.

There will be a panel discussion following the Sunday, Nov. 12, performance.

Advance sales tickets are $12 and $10. Tickets are $15 at the door. Info: Box Office, 448-8484