Laurie Hertzel is senior editor for books at the Star Tribune, where she has worked since 1996. She is the author of "News to Me: Adventures of an Accidental Journalist," winner of a Minnesota Book Award.

Nuruddin Farah's latest play to be staged this weekend.

Posted by: Laurie Hertzel under Author events, Readings Updated: December 7, 2012 - 9:39 AM

 

Nuruddin Farah. Photo by Jeffrey Wilson

Nuruddin Farah. Photo by Jeffrey Wilson

Somali writer Nuruddin Farah has been a guest professor at the University of Minnesota for the last three autumns, occupying the Winton Chair in the College of Liberal Arts. Now, on the eve of his departure, there will be a staged reading of his latest play this weekend. “A Stone Thrown at the Guilty” is about colonialism, but it also refers to current events in Somalia.

British director Irina Brown is in town to direct the reading, working with a cast drawn from the Twin Cities theater community and the Somali community.

The staged readings are free. They begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, and Saturday, Dec. 8, at the University's Stoll Thrust Theatre, Rarig Center, 330 21st Ave. S., Mpls.

You can read more about Farah and his work in the last issue of English@Minnesota magazine. And here's a link to the Star Tribune profile of him from last year.

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