25 W 52nd St
New York, New York 10019

A First Look at Little Mosque on the Prairie
Thursday, May 17; 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

This hit Canadian sitcom from the CBC, centered on a Muslim community nestled in the wilds of rural Saskatchewan, has debuted to strong ratings and curious speculation: is it possible to find humor in Muslims interacting with suspicious North Americans in a post–9/11 world? Members of the cast and creative team will discuss the challenges that arise when sensitive social and political issues provide the context for a traditional comedy show.

In Person:
Mary Darling, Executive Producer
Kirstine Layfield, Executive Director, Network Programming, CBC Television
Anton Leo, Creative Head, Comedy, Arts & Entertainment, CBC Television
Sheila McCarthy, "Sarah"
Zarqa Nawaz, Creator, Consulting Producer, Writer
Zaib Shaikh, "Amaar"

Official Website: http://www.mtr.org/events/ss-07spring/ny-me.htm

Added by unclegrambo on March 2, 2007