Cape Rep Theatre Welcomes Omar Sharif, Jr. for LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Garden Party Tonight
Cape Rep Theatre will host "THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA" Garden Party with Special Guest, Omar Sharif, Jr., tonight, August 22, 2014, at Cape Rep Indoor Theater, 3299 Rt. 6A, Brewster, MA, presented in partnership with the South Asian Arts Council. Enjoy cocktails and a reception under the tent with gourmet hors d'oeuvres catered by VERS Restaurant and Patisserie of Chatham; listen to human rights activist, actor and model, Omar Sharif, Jr., speak about his life and then, enjoy a performance of Cape Rep's summer musical, The Light in the Piazza. Tickets are $75. For reservations, and more information, contact Cape Rep's Box Office at 508-896-1888. www.caperep.org.
Grandson of international actor Omar Sharif and Arabic screen star Faten Hamma, Omar Sharif, Jr. is an actor, model, stand up comedian and human rights activist. He is the first public personality to ever come out in the Arab World. He faced a barrage of condemnation, criticism and threats of violence in the Arab World. Most of this negativity was spurred on by the Arabic media's demonization of his gay identity. Passionate about equal and human rights, Omar feels a responsibility to advocate on behalf of -- and provide a voice for -- those still silenced by fear or repression internationally.
Today he serves as National Spokesperson for GLAAD, an organization which serves to promote LGBT equality by ensuring positive media portrayals of the gay, lesbian and trans community. After being honored with an OUT100 recognition, Omar topped the 2014 list of People Magazine's "hottest bachelors."