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Exclusive Access: We Live in Cairo at A.R.T.

Thursday, June 6, 2019 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Off-campus
Event Type: 
Theater
Open To: 
Alumni
Columbia College
Topic: 
Arts
Location: 
Off Campus

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Columbia College Alumni Association

Join the Columbia College Alumni Association and the Columbia Alumni Association of Boston for an exclusive opportunity to see the award winning new play at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), We Live in Cairo. After the show there will be a talk back with the show's creators Daniel Lazour CC'16 and Patrick Lazour.

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.

Winner of the 2016 Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater.

Directly following the play and talk back, there will be a casual "cash bar" reception for guests at The Beat Brew Hall, 13 Brattle Street.

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