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Art Alert: Taxi performance to revisit Greek Campus

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

Ahram Online, Wednesday 9 Apr 2014
Taxi
(Photo: Courtesy of The Thousand Tongues)
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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

Programme:
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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