The Mummy and the Revolution - A Staged Reading
July 13 - July 15, 2012
A STAGED READING
Written by Yussef El Guindi
Directed by Stuart Carden
It’s Abbott and Costello meet the Arab Spring in Yussef El Guindi’s political farce The Mummy and the Revolution . An Egyptian revolutionary, an American collector of antiquities, and a reanimated mummy – just three of the characters in this sexy, slap sticky romp where ideological opposites attract and the “new” Middle East is never too far from the same old same old.
A comedic gem from the writer who brought the acclaimed plays Ten Acrobats in an Amazing Leap of Faith, Back of the Throat, and Our Enemies to Silk Road Rising audiences.
The Mummy and the Revolution is commissioned by Middle East America: A National New Plays Initiative developed by Silk Road Rising, New York City's Lark Play Development Center and San Francisco's Golden Thread Productions.
Followed by a Q&A session with playwright Yussef El Guindi.
All performances held at Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W Washington St., Chicago.
Friday, July 13th at 8pm; Saturday, July 14th at 8pm (SOLD OUT!); Sunday, July 15th at 2pm.
Tickets are $5 each. Tickets can be purchased online or at the box office.