Photo Flash: American Repertory Theatre's WE LIVE IN CAIRO Celebrates Opening Night
We Live in Cairo opening officially last night, Wednesday, May 22, at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA.
Joining the cast, creative team, and A.R.T. community in celebration were Egyptian film star Kal Naga, actor Laith Nakli ("Ramy" on HULU), Endlings director Sammi Cannold ("Forbes 30 Under 30"), Harvard President Larry Bacow, and many others.
We Live in Cairo continues through June 23. Tickets on sale now: online at AmericanRepertoryTheater.org, by phone at 617.547.8300, and in person at the Loeb Drama Center Ticket Services Offices (64 Brattle Street, Cambridge).
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.
Photo Credit: Evgenia Eliseeva
Jakeim Hart and Parisa Shahmir
Egyptian film star Kal Naga contributes to the art created by Egyptian artist Ganzeer