World Premiere Co-Production with Seattle’s A Contemporary Theatre (ACT)
By Yussef El Guindi
Directed by John Langs
Dramaturged by Nakissa Etemad
Selected by MTC’s new Associate Artistic Director Nakissa Etemad, Yussef El Guindi’s Hotter Than Egypt will receive its world premiere in a co-production with ACT in Seattle. This passionate play follows American couple Paul and Jean as they travel to Cairo for their 24th wedding anniversary. Long-dormant troubles within the marriage start to percolate, and their two Egyptian tour guides, newly engaged Maha and Seif, become drawn into the crisis. This dramedy set in the aftermath of the Egyptian revolution explores the uneven power dynamics between these Western tourists and the locals. Dreams and relationships are put to the test when old connections lead to new temptations.