Extreame Savings Item! Save 50% on the Adrift by Talonbooks at Jen Blood. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. A group of almost-over-the-hill urban Egyptian hipsters gathers every night on a Cairo houseboat where they smoke weed, gab on their cell phones, and
When Samara, a young Islamic journalist joins the group, however, Anis’s spell is broken. From the moment he sees this hijab-clad woman, he starts to remember the ugly journey that brought him to his almost total detachment from the harsh realities of the outside world. Threatened by this incursion into their long-established sanctuary, his buddies try to drive Samara away. But Anis resists. He has fallen in love. Unfortunately for him, however, this seemingly devout journalist also has a couple of secrets of her own.
While Adrift begins as a stoners’ drawing-room comedy, it ends in random, chaotic tragedyby the end of the play the Nile River houseboat feels like it’s been transplanted to flood-ravaged New Orleans. It is a play about the tragedy of the innocents caught between the Holy Wars of our twenty-first century.
Inspired by the novel Adrift on the Nile by Egyptian Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz, Adrift is set against the backdrop of the US war on Iraq and a region burdened by the gorgon-head legacies of colonialism, corruption and violent dictatorship. It is about a group of people at the epicenter of conflict between the West’s ever-accelerating and utterly ahistorical imperial culture, and its doppelgänger: the tide of religious fundamentalism that is growing ever more powerful in its wake.
Cast of 4 women and 6 men.
|Item Weight:||0.41 pounds|
|Item Size:||0.5 x 8.5 x 8.5 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.4 pounds|
|Package Size:||5.4 x 0.4 x 0.4 inches|