“Khoury is a romantic and a true believer in the potential for tolerance and understanding. Mosque Alert ultimately is a plea for understanding and compassion that takes aim at the anti-Muslim forces.”

—Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

“At any given moment in Jamil Khoury’s play Mosque Alert, some in the audience are bound to (silently) applaud the sentiments being spoken while others (just as silently) no doubt are feeling enraged by them. So there you have it: precisely the right recipe for a solid argument play. Democracy (and the First Amendment) in action.” 

—Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

MOSQUE ALERT TELLS THE STORY OF THREE FAMILIES WHOSE LIVES ARE INTERRUPTED BY A PROPOSED ISLAMIC CENTER ON THE SITE OF A BELOVED LOCAL LANDMARK IN SUBURBAN CHICAGO.

Mosque Alert, an explosive world premiere, is seen—and felt—from all sides. Jamil Khoury’s kickass script is exemplary in its civic-minded bridge-building.”

—Larry Bommer, Stage and Cinema

Mosque Alert offers a matrix of possibilities, each raising questions and offering contrasting responses. With every turn of the prism, Khoury lays out disparate and authentically grounded perspectives.” 

—Roxane Assaf Lynn, Huffington Post

“Clearly articulated…[a] story about politics, patriotism, money, and assimilation. Jamil Khoury and the cast and crew of Mosque Alert allow a range of perspectives to be heard and offer no easy answers.”

          —Kerstin Broockmann, Chicago Stage Standard