Art Alert: 'Taxi' to be performed for two additional days

Ahram Online, Thursday 30 Jan 2014

Following the success and high audience interest in the theatrical adaptation of Khaled El-Khamissi's 'Taxi', theatre makers The Thousand Tongues announce two more shows, 5 and 9 February

Taxi in Vent (Photo: Courtesy of 'The Thousand Tongues)

A theatrical adaptation of Khaled El-Khamissi's best-selling novel 'Taxi' has extended its run for two more nights, 5 and 9 February, at downtown Cairo's newest cultural-nightlife venue, Vent.

Both shows will be in Arabic.

The performance's premiere took place on 22 January and was followed by three sold-out performances in English and Arabic at the same location.

TAXI is the first production of the bilingual theatre company The Thousand Tongues.

In the show, the novel's third-person narrative of police corruption and economic woes is transferred to six actors, who perform skits and monologues in an installation-style that allows the audience to interact with the performers.

Vent is a non-traditional culture space that functions as a pub and restaurant while also offering film screenings, live music and theatre.

Follow Ahram Online's art updates as The Thousand Tongues plans to perform TAXI in both English and Arabic at other venues across Cairo and Egypt.

Read our review of the play and watch a video from the performance here.

For reservations, email [email protected]

Wednesday 5 February and Sunday 9 February at 8pm
Vent, 6 Kasr El-Nil Street, Downtown, Cairo

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