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Posted on Mon, Apr 2, 2012 : 5:58 a.m.

Threefold Productions presents reading of newly-expanded 'Stealing for Al-Qaida'

By Staff

As part of The New Theatre Project’s Spring New Works Series, the new local theater company Threefold Productions will present a reading of “Stealing for Al-Qaida,” starring Lee Stille, Dan Johnson, Jahmeel Powers, Marissa Kurtzhals, Chris Sweet, and Ramon Garcia is scheduled to run on April 6 and 7 at The Mix Studio Theater, at 130 W. Michigan Ave. in Ypsilanti. There is a suggested donation of $10, and tickets may be reserved on online at

Playwright Craig Draheim’s “Stealing for Al-Qaida” is an exciting full-length extension of his original one-act work. The show was a part of The Blackbird Theatre’s Raw Staged Reading Series in the summer of 2011; however, the piece has been expanded from its original one-act form into a full-length production.

When asked about this process, Draheim noted, “'Stealing for Al-Qaida' was originally a part of a series entitled, ‘The Disaster Trilogy,’ and it was possibly the easiest of the three initial pieces to write. The idea itself was just so ridiculous. The show was quick and got straight to the point, and I thought nobody would take it seriously. So when (Threefold artistic director) Sarah Lucas approached me about lengthening it into a full show, I was ecstatic.”

Under the direction of Erin McDonald, “Stealing for Al-Qaida” follows the story of two down-on-their-luck Americans who find themselves in Third World trouble.