ReOrient Forum Performances

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Event has passed (Sat Nov 17, 2012 - Sun Nov 18, 2012)
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$20
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"The Mummy and the Revolution" by Yussef El Guindi

Saturday, November 17, at 2:30pm | Z Space | Free Admission

Yussef El Guindi

Jamil Khoury, founding artistic director of Silk Road Rising, interviews Yussef El Guindi, the 2011 Middle East America Distinguished Playwright, Yussef El Guindi, followed by a staged reading of his MEA commissioned play. Launched in 2008 by Silk Road Rising, Lark Play Development Center and Golden Thread Productions, the Middle East America National New Plays Initiative (MEA) aims to discover and support the development of Middle Eastern American playwrights and plays of the highest artistic caliber and to enrich the canon of American dramatic literature. The program aims to challenge both the lack of representation and the one-dimensional stereotypical representation of persons of Middle Eastern descent on Americas stages.

An Egyptian revolutionary, an American collector, and a reanimated mummyjust three of the characters in this comedic gem from the writer that brought Golden Thread audiences Language Rooms, Jihad Jones and the Kalashnikov Babes, and Back of the Throat. Golden Thread mainstay Yussef El Guindis unique voice has been nationally recognized with the 2011 Middle East America Award and the 2012 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Circle New Play Award.

Middle East America: A National New Plays Initiative (MEA) Sponsors: Silk Road Rising & Lark Play Development Center
Rumi x 7 = Tales From the Masnavi directed by Hafiz Karmali

Sunday, November 18, at 2:00pm | Z Space Tickets

Rumi x 7

Rumi comes to life as never before through this lively adaptation of one of the worlds greatest poets in Rumi x 7= Tales from the Masnavi. Rumis timeless tales explore the ties that bind human kind to the natural world, to their dreams and to their infinite potential. Seven breathtaking vignettes fuse classical Persian poetry with a dazzling panorama of circus arts and commedia dell arte. Let your imagination soar through this awe-inspiring journey that celebrates the cycle of life and humanitys universal bond.

Tickets for this family-friendly production are $20 ($15 for students and seniors, free admission for children under 12)

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Z Space
450 Florida Street
San Francisco, CA
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  1. Z Space
    450 Florida Street, San Francisco, CA