Comedy of Sorrows

RUNNING TIME
2hr. (1 intermission)
Closed

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

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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