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Allen Theatre at ACT
700 Union Street Seattle, WA 98101
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"Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World"
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3 stars
attended Jun 18 2011

After reading the review: "When Musa, an Egyptian cab driver who's been in America less than a year, falls for Sheri, a sassy American waitress, his life takes unexpected and delightfully complicated turns. This quirky modern romantic comedy by...continued

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34 reviews
37 stars
attended Jul 01 2011

Clever- unexpected twists- thought provoking. It's been a while since I attended a theatrical event where I was actually "suprised". And I wasn't alone- which was great! At intermission- the people of either side of me- neither of which I knew-...continued

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 26 2011

This is a totally engaging, well written, superbly well acted play. It touches on a lot of significant issues about relationships and culture, and to boot is quite entertaining. If you are shy about strong language and physicality you should...continued

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Written by Yussef El Guindi

Directed by Anita Montgomery

This sexy, “very now” world-premiere comedy by Seattle playwright Yussef El Guindi is full of unabashed sweetness and goofy charm, and reminds us that we are all “immigrants” with far more connecting than separating us._ Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World_ came directly out of development at 2010’s Icicle Creek Theatre Festival, and their collaboration with ACT Theatre.

Pilgrims explores the emotional havoc that attends those who leave one country to try and make a home in another country…the baggage that one unavoidably lugs around in one’s travels, as well as the stuff you’re forced to leave behind. And how the absence of those things left behind often accrues an emotional weight of its own. A weird number is done on your psyche when you find the familiar touchstones of your home country absent from your daily life. That is, of course, both thrilling and exciting, as well as overwhelming, and even terrifying at times,” said El Guindi. “Sometimes, an emotional free-fall takes place, where nothing familiar remains for you to hold onto in times of crises. Truly, one becomes a stranger in a strange land; and one simply can’t create memories and comfort zones fast enough to break this fall.”

Note: this play contains brief nudity and adult language.

<em>Tribes</em> <em>The Cherry Orchard</em> Rodgers & Hammerstein's <em>The King and I</em> <em>The Liar</em> <em>La Traviata</em> <em>The Snowy Day and Other Stories</em> by Ezra Jack Keats