Art Alert: Taxi performance to revisit Greek Campus

Ahram Online, Wednesday 9 Apr 2014

After a successful run last January and February, Taxi the play is back for six nights at the American University in Cairo’s Greek Campus courtyard

(Photo: Courtesy of The Thousand Tongues)

Following the success of Taxi, and the high audience interest it stirred at the Vent art space and bar earlier this year, The Thousand Tongues theatre company will re-perform the play for six nights between 17 April and 2 May at the AUC's Greek campus.

Taxi, an adaptation of Khaled El-Khamissi’s best-selling novel, depicts life in pre-revolutionary Egypt via 58 conversations with taxi drivers documented by the author over the course of a year. The play is co-directed by American Brian Farish and Egyptian Rewan El-Ghaba.

Feminist issues, police brutality and government corruption are stressed as the story unfolds through skits and monologues performed by six actors. The audience – which is allowed to interact with the performers – is also invited to ponder Cairo’s situation, post revolution.

Taxi is the first production of the aptly named bilingual theatre troupe The Thousand Tongues, composed of Egyptian and non-Egyptian members. The company focuses on providing a platform to local writers and working with public and private schools to produce plays through its educational wing.

Check our review of the play here

17, 18, 24 and 25 April, performances in Arabic
1 and 2 May, performances in English
28 Falaki Street, Bab Al-Louq, Cairo

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