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World Premiere Musical

We Live in Cairo

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Recommended for ages 15+.

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May

Tuesday

May 14

7:30PM

Wednesday

May 15

7:30PM

Thursday

May 16

7:30PM

Friday

May 17

7:30PM

Saturday

May 18

2PM

Saturday

May 18

7:30PM

Sunday

May 19

7:30PM

Tuesday

May 21

7:30PM

Wednesday

May 22

7:30PM

Sold Out

Opening Night Celebration

Thursday

May 23

7:30PM

Friday

May 24

7:30PM

Saturday

May 25

2PM

Post-performance discussion

Saturday

May 25

7:30PM

Sunday

May 26

2PM

Sunday

May 26

7:30PM

Tuesday

May 28

7:30PM

Wednesday

May 29

11AM

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Post-performance discussion
Tickets reserved for school groups may still be available. Please email [email protected] or call 617.547.8300 for availability.

Wednesday

May 29

7:30PM

Thursday

May 30

7:30PM

Friday

May 31

7:30PM

June

Saturday

June 1

2PM

Post-performance discussion

Saturday

June 1

7:30PM

Sold Out

Sunday

June 2

2PM

Tuesday

June 4

7:30PM

Wednesday

June 5

2PM

Post-performance discussion

Wednesday

June 5

7:30PM

Thursday

June 6

7:30PM

Friday

June 7

7:30PM

Saturday

June 8

2PM

Audio Described

[?] During the performance, a trained describer inserts descriptions of critical visual elements: actions, appearance of characters, body language, costumes, settings, lighting, etc. Audio description is available at any seat in the theater via a wireless earphone available at the reception desk. Join us one hour pre-show for a tactile touch tour and pre-show description.

Open Captioned

[?] This performance will feature live open captioning of the show text on a stationary LED screen. Captioning is visible from select seats. Please contact ticket services at [email protected] or 617-547-8300 to book.

Post-performance discussion
If you are interested in seats for Audio Description or Open Captioning, email [email protected] or call 617.547.8300.

Saturday

June 8

7:30PM

Sunday

June 9

2PM

ASL Interpreted

[?] This performance will feature live American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters live. All interpreters are trained professionals working with a Deaf ASL coach. Interpretation is visible from select seats. Please contact ticket services at [email protected] or 617-547-8300 to book.

If you are interested in seats for ASL Interpretation, email [email protected] or call 617.547.8300.

Tuesday

June 11

7:30PM

Wednesday

June 12

2PM

Wednesday

June 12

7:30PM

ASL Interpreted

[?] This performance will feature live American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters live. All interpreters are trained professionals working with a Deaf ASL coach. Interpretation is visible from select seats. Please contact ticket services at [email protected] or 617-547-8300 to book.

If you are interested in seats for ASL Interpretation, email [email protected] or call 617.547.8300.

Thursday

June 13

7:30PM

Open Captioned

[?] This performance will feature live open captioning of the show text on a stationary LED screen. Captioning is visible from select seats. Please contact ticket services at [email protected] or 617-547-8300 to book.

If you are interested in seats for Open Captioning, email [email protected] or call 617.547.8300.

Friday

June 14

7:30PM

Audio Described

[?] During the performance, a trained describer inserts descriptions of critical visual elements: actions, appearance of characters, body language, costumes, settings, lighting, etc. Audio description is available at any seat in the theater via a wireless earphone available at the reception desk. Join us one hour pre-show for a tactile touch tour and pre-show description.

If you are interested in seats for Audio Description, email [email protected] or call 617.547.8300.

Saturday

June 15

2PM

Saturday

June 15

7:30PM

Sunday

June 16

2PM

Tuesday

June 18

7:30PM

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Wednesday

June 19

7:30PM

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Thursday

June 20

7:30PM

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June 21

7:30PM

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Saturday

June 22

2PM

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Saturday

June 22

7:30PM

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Sunday

June 23

2PM

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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.

 

Book, Music and Lyrics by Daniel Lazour and Patrick Lazour
Orchestrations and Arrangements by Daniel Lazour and Michael Starobin
Music Director Madeline Smith
Music Supervision by Michael Starobin
Choreography by Samar Haddad King
Directed by Taibi Magar

Notable dates

Opening Night: 5/22
ASL Interpreted: 6/9 at 2PM & 6/12 at 7:30PM
Audio Described: 6/8 at 2PM & 6/14 at 7:30PM
Open Captioned: 6/8 at 2PM & 6/13 at 7:30PM
Talkbacks: 5/25 at 2PM; 5/29 at 11AM; 6/1, 6/5, & 6/8 at 2PM

Production Sponsors
Serena and Bill Lese
Additional Production Support
Janet and Irv Plotkin
Education Sponsor
Marcia Head

 

Explore

Daniel Lazour, Patrick Lazour, Taibi Magar, and Diane Paulus as the A.R.T. 2018/19 Season Preview.

A.R.T.’s Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus in conversation with the creators of We Live in Cairo

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Egyptian protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square

On January 25, 2011, hundreds, then thousands, of Egyptians descended upon Tahrir Square in Cairo to call for “bread, freedom, and social justice.”

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If you would like to learn more about the events which inspired this production, we recommend the following books and media:

David Kirkpatrick’s Into the Hands of the Soldiers
Nermin Allam’s Women and the Egyptian Revolution
The Square, directed by Jehane Noujaim

Credits

Cast

Sharif Afifi

Sharif Afifi

Sharif Afifi

Sharif Afifi

Abubakr Ali

Abubakr Ali

Abubakr Ali

Abubakr Ali

Waseem Alzer

Waseem Alzer

Waseem Alzer

Waseem Alzer

Layan Elwazani

Layan Elwazani

Layan Elwazani

Layan Elwazani

Jakeim Hart

Jakeim Hart

Jakeim Hart

Jakeim Hart

Dana Omar

Dana Omar

Dana Omar

Dana Omar

Gil Perez-Abraham

Gil Perez-Abraham

Gil Perez-Abraham

Gil Perez-Abraham

Parisa Shahmir

Parisa Shahmir

Parisa Shahmir

Parisa Shahmir