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We Live in Cairo at American Repertory Theater Releases Production Photos

The world-premiere musical is inspired by the Egyptians who helped overthrow President Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

American Repertory Theater has released photos of its world-premiere production of We Live in Cairo, which begins previews tonight, Tuesday, May 14, at the Loeb Drama Center, ahead of an opening night on Wednesday, May 22. The production runs through June 23. Check out some of the photos below.

The cast of We Live in Cairo.
(© Evgenia Eliseeva)

We Live in Cairo is described as follows: "Inspired by the young Egyptians who took to the streets in 2011 to overthrow President Hosni Mubarak, this world premiere musical follows six revolutionary students armed with laptops and cameras, guitars and spray cans as they come of age in contemporary Cairo. Winner of the Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater, We Live in Cairo moves from the jubilation of Tahrir Square through the tumultuous years that followed. As escalating division and violence lead to a military crackdown, the revolutionaries of Tahrir must confront the question of how — or even whether — to keep their dreams of change alive."

Parisa Shahmir and Dana Saleh Omar star in We Live in Cairo.
(© Evgenia Eliseeva)

The play is written by Daniel and Patrick Lazour, and directed by Taibi Magar, with choreography by Samar Haddad King. The cast includes Sharif Afifi, Abubakr Ali, Waseem Alzer, Layan Elwazani, Jakeim Hart, Dana Saleh Omar, Gil Perez-Abraham, and Parisa Shahmir.

Parisa Shahmir, Sharif Afifi, Jakeim Hart, and Abubakr Ali star in We Live in Cairo.
(© Evgenia Eliseeva)
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