Yussef El Guindi’s Back of the Throat premiered in 2005, as wars dragged on in Iraq and Afghanistan. At the same time, Arab and Muslim culture had a brief moment of popularity in American theatre, partly to counteract Bush-era politics and stereotypes. The play is about an Arab-American writer named Khaled who is trapped in a violent, Kafkaesque encounter with federal agents who suspect he is linked to a dead terrorist. Does the play hold up thirteen years later? It’s early to say; this production at Brown, directed by senior Ahmed Ashour, runs for one weekend only.
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Back of the Throat
December 02 2018
|Date:||December 2, 2018|
|Event Categories:||Featured, Theatre|
|Event Tags:||Ahmed Ashour, Brown University, Sock and Buskin, Theatre, Yussef El Guindi|
Leeds Theatre83 Waterman Street
Providence, RI 02912 United States