It's no secret that we're a big a fan of writer/director Kareem Fahmy. Last year, we workshopped his play A Face In The Clouds and coming up later in 2018, he'll be directing our Irons in the Fire presentation of Clarence Coo's Chapters of a Floating Life. In the meantime, be sure to check out the free reading of his latest play The Yacoubian Building as part of the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center's Rough Draft Festival. All you have to do is RSVP below!
March 26 - 27, 2018
Little Theater - LaGuardia Performing Arts Center
31-10 Thomson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101
A Little About The Show
Based on the novel that became an international sensation, "The Yacoubian Building" is set in Cairo, chronicling the lives of Egyptians of different religions, sexual orientations, and class backgrounds. The titular apartment block becomes a microcosm of an Egypt infested with corruption, discrimination, and despair. A love letter to the Middle East, the play conjures an Egypt before the Arab Spring, still on the brink of change, deeply divided but full of hope.
- Written & Directed by Kareem Fahmy
- Based on the novel by Alaa Al Aswany
- Original Music by David Dabbon