Trespassing: U.S. Premieres of 2 One-Act Plays From Egypt
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Written in 1978 by acclaimed human rights activist and first president of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Havel, Protest challenges us to question what we would do if forced to choose between survival and revolution. In this politically fueled play we meet a dissident returning home after imprisonment and a rebel campaigning in protest against a corrupt government. But this distinctive interpretation of the typically male-driven drama will also feature counterparts for the two leads -- two females meant to emphasize the universality of the characters. Protest, once banned from the stage but now revered, is a rallying cry to the responsibility of individuals to take action in the face of political corruption. Learn More
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Translated by Dina Amin
The Visitor: Directed by Gail Humphries Mardirosian
The Peephole: Directed by Hanna Bondarewska
The Ambassador Theater invites you to trespass into a nighttime world of desperate crime and ruthless criminals. Or are they? Alfred Farag lures actors and spectators into playing the game of a lifetime in the U.S. premieres of two suspenseful Egyptian one-act plays. The Visitor deals with deception (both of others and of ourselves), while The Peephole addresses the soullessness of an unchained capitalist society.
This illustrious playwright brings the audience into the world of illusion and reality, utilizing the device of play within a play. He blurs the line between what is real and what is theatrical while posing questions regarding power and social status. Ultimately, both of his plays address themes that provoke thinking on subjects still relevant to the 21st century.
The audience will find themselves laughing and crying whilst trapped in Farag’s psychological maze of mirrors, a funhouse where we never know what is real. These plays give insight into Egyptian socio-economic culture, which ultimately gave rise to the Arab Spring, challenging traditional views about power.
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