See a multi-award-winning comedy reimagined in Egyptian colloquial language

Every Brilliant Thing, adapted and directed by Ahmed El Attar, is a play about all the things worth living for, in an hour of life and humor that talks about mental health. The play features Nanda Mohamed, seated alone on an empty stage with only a minimal set, accessories, and music. She has the challenging task of balancing the storyline with the energies of the audience, who are invited to participate and even improvise during the show. The play is performed in Arabic with simultaneous English translations, allowing for a unique experience from show to show.

Originally published in the UK in 2013, Every Brilliant Thing, written by Duncan Macmillan, became an international sensation. It was translated into Arabic by Ahmed El Attar, as part of a bigger project: Theatre in Translation – Contemporary European Theater in Arabic which aims at translating a total of 24 contemporary plays by European playwrights to Arabic.

The performance on May 1st is followed by a post-show Q&A with the artists, moderated by Abhishek Mujamdar, Program Head, Theater; Associate Arts Professor of Theater at NYU Abu Dhabi.

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