Comedy of Sorrows

2hr. (1 intermission)
Opened Aug 21, 2013
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The U.S. Premiere of one of the first pieces of Egyptian theatre to emerge from the Egyptian uprising, Comedy of Sorrows (Commedia Al-Ahzaan) follows a young university-educated Egyptian woman who, through a series of encounters with different members of society, comes to realize that she had been oblivious to the poverty and misery of her fellow Egyptians. The play presents a collective and unsentimental account of a nation's awakening. Through a unique combination of vivid poetry and colloquial dialogue, it celebrates the uprising of a people, while at the same time anticipating the uncertainty and tumult of a nation struggling to transition to democracy.

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