Past Event

City-Wide Cafe Society: The Art of Dissent Presents Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom

***Unfortunately, we are no longer taking reservations for this event. It is sold out.***

Originally produced to great acclaim in London in 2004 and a subsequent hit Off-Broadway, Guantanamo is based on interviews with the families of men detained in Guantanamo Bay. This stirring drama weaves together riveting personal stories, legal opinion and political debate, putting a human face on the world’s headlines and examining the divisive line between maintaining national security and protecting human rights.

The Public Square at the IHC will hold a City Wide CafĂ© Society at Timeline’s production of Guantanamo, where participants will gather in facilitated conversation groups before the show to address the issues of torture, intelligence, and terrorism.

Complimentary coffee and refreshments will be served. Come and have your opinions heard!


Dr. Mary Fabri is a clinical psychologist and senior director of Torture Treatment Services and International Training at the Marjorie Kovler Center for the Treatment of Survivors of Torture of Heartland Alliance in Chicago, IL. Currently the President of the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs, Dr. Fabri has published and provided trainings internationally on the psychological consequences of torture, cross-cultural psychotherapy, and other issues pertaining to torture rehabilitation. She has been working with Women’s Equity in Access to Care & Treatment (WE-ACTx) in Rwanda to assist women survivors of rape during the genocide who were infected with HIV.

Reservations are REQUIRED and can be made by calling 312.422.5580 or emailing Seating is very limited and in high demand, so please make reservations soon.

Participants are REQUIRED to attend the facilitated conversations in order to be admitted into the play.

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As a courtesy, we always ask that you call in any cancellations to open up seating to others who might otherwise be turned away.

Please Note: We will release reserved seat 10 minutes before all program begin if registered attendees have not yet arrived.