Play: Solitaire: A Play about Women and the Egyptian Revolution by Dalia Basiouny

Fri, September 2, 2011 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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**In Arabic with English subtitles**

Doors open 6:30pm

$20 / $15 (Students/Members), available at the door.

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Sabeel for the Arts presents “Solitaire”, a play by Egyptian writer and director Dalia Basiouny. This production is a multi-media performance that connects the events of September 11th in the United States to the Egyptian Revolution, highlighting them as two main catalysts in the change the world is experiencing in the 21st Century.

This multi-media performance sheds light on the changing identity of Arabs in the past decade. The performance documents dramatically and visually some of the experiences of Arabs and Arab Americans post 9/11, and the impact of these events on the Arab World. It also records some of the events of the 25th of January Revolution in Tahrir Square through the eyes of an Egyptian woman who changes and creates change throughout her journey to shape her identity, and to search for peace, with self and the world.

“Solitaire” opened in Cairo March 2011, and was performed in Iraq in April and Morocco in June. It will be touring the US summer 2011.

Dalia Basiouny is the founder of Sabeel Group, which focuses on promoting women’s work, researching ways of integrating theatre and video to create non-traditional plays, and perform them in alternative spaces.

Sabeel Group recently presented “Tahrir Stories” the first performance to document the Egyptian revolution through testimonies of the demonstrators, and to honor the names of those who have fallen during the revolution in a ritualistic performance. For more information, click here

An English Review about Solitaire in Al Ahram Weekly, click here

Last updated: 2011-08-26 12:41:22

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