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26 Star Starred
Mead Theatre Lab
Flashpoint 916 G St. NW Washington, DC 20001
202-315-1305
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4.1 / 5 Rated by 8 members
Review from Wendy Whitfield

Completely unfamilar with the writers, but throughly enjoyed both short plays included in this one themed production. I think it was an Egyptian writer, and I could not find any other works by him in print. Would love to read and see more of him.

reviewed Oct 17 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Joan Ryan

The two stories were interesting and well acted. My only negative comment is that our chairs were essentially on stage and I constantly felt as though I was in the way of the actors.

reviewed Oct 17 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from steven koltai

One of the best shows I've seen in a long time!

reviewed Nov 03 2012 report as inappropriate
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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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