Join us for the Lab PerForum: a series of public discussions inspired by the World Stages’ production of The Last Supper by Ahmed el Attar.
Journey behind the scenes of the Arab Spring and Egyptian Revolution guided by the artist/activists who were at its heart.
Art of the Revolution in Egypt
Friday, March 15
Davis Performing Arts Center
FREE and open to the public.
Ahmed el Attar, playwright The Last Supper
Actor/director Khaled Abol Naga
Graffiti artist/author Ganzeer
Executive Director, Tahrir Institute of Middle Easy Policy, Nancy Okail
Ahmed Naje, author
With Lab Co-Directors Cynthia Schneider and Derek Goldman
And don’t miss our post-show discussion after a performance of the US premiere of The Last Supper.
Thursday, March 14, 2019:
Featuring Last Supper cast and playwright Ahmed el Attar and Lab Co-Director Derek Goldman.
Moderated by Lab Co-Director Cynthia Schneider
About the production:
Making its U.S. premiere, this darkly comedic satire delves into the life of an affluent Egyptian family as they gather around the table for dinner. Although the meal never seems to arrive, the audience feasts on the absurdity and banality of these caricatures thriving in their self-absorbed philosophies. Created by acclaimed Egyptian playwright/director Ahmed El Attar, the play highlights the harsh indifference of the bourgeoisie in Egypt and the hollow exchanges which masquerade as human connection.
Lab PerForum: A Series of Public Discussions and Workshops with Artists from the Kennedy Center’s World Stages.
The Lab PerForum series provides intimate access to leading theater artists from around the world through panels, discussions, and interactive workshops. Through our partnership with the Kennedy Center’s World Stages, The Lab’s signature approach offers rare insight into the artistic approaches and social contexts of work from artists around the world who are using theater to engage the most pressing issues of our time.
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Notes/fine-print: Space is limited. Reservations are strongly encouraged, but do not guarantee admission. Any tickets that have not been claimed by 11am will be released to the standby line.