On 8 February students from the American University in Cairo will perform Mad Forest, a play on the 1989 revolution in Romania and the post-revolution repercussions in the country.
Mad Forest depicts life pre-revolution through two weddings; one working class and the other upper-middle class. This contrast with life post-revolution and the uncertainty that comes with it. First-person testimonies add to the recounting of the adjustments to the revolution.
The play is directed by AUC theatre professor, Frank Bradley. Cast members include Nora Mbagathi, Melissa Azer, Taher Medhat, Walaa Kaddah, Mike Bali, Mark Visona, Habiba Makhlouf, Karim Sabry, Ben Conant, Omar Kamal, Moustafa Khalil and Adham Haddara.
Churchill’s plays revolve around feminist themes, the struggle for power and sexual politics. She also wrote Seven Jewish Children, which is a ten-minute history of Israel, ending with Operation Cast Lead (aka, Gaza Massacre), which took place in 2009. The play was condemned as anti-Semitic.
February 8, 9, 13, 14, 15 and 16, 7pm
February 11, 5pm
Malak Gabr Arts Theatre
AUC Centre for the Arts
AUC New Cairo