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'I Wish I Was Egyptian' based on Alaa Al-Aswany novel opens 6 November

French theatre troupe performs an adaptation of Alaa Al-Aswany's book Chicago for the first time to Egypt from 6 - 8 November

Ahram Online, Monday 5 Nov 2012
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'I wish I were Egyptian' played in France 2011 (Photo courtesy of Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers)
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Starting 6 November, Amandiers Theater from the Parisian suburb of Nanterre will perform in Egypt J'aurais voulu etre Egyptien (I Wish I Was Egyptian), a play based on the best-selling novel Chicago by Alaa Al-Aswany.

The play is directed by Jean-Louis Martinelli who also worked on the novel's adaptation and is performed in French with Arabic translation to be displayed on the sceens during the performance.

I Wish I Was Egyptian  premiered with good feedback in Septenber 2011 in Nanterre, the theatre troupe's original location. Their visit to Egypt is result of a collaboration between the French Institute and the Egyptian Ministry of Culture.

Programme:
Tuesday 6 November, 8:00pm
Wednesday 7 November, 8:00pm
El Gomhoreya Theatre, 12 El Gomhoreya Street, Downtown, Cairo

Thursday 8 November, 8:00pm
Sayed Darwish Theatre, 22 El-Horreya Street, El-Ramleh, Alexandria

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