Watch Your Step, and Save the Date!
Dr. Marvin Carlson is coming to Washington DC next weekend.
Ambassador Theater is pleased to announce a talkback with the legendary theater scholar Dr. Marvin Carlson at the Mead Theater Lab, 916 G Street next Sunday afternoon. Professor Carlson will be the guest of honor at Ambassador’s October 28th 2:00pm matinee of Trespassing, a double feature including The Visitor and The Peephole by Egyptian playwright Alfred Farag. The run is the US premier for both plays, and only the second time they have been performed worldwide. Dr. Carlson will join a panel of specialists to discuss these landmark pieces.
Professor Carlson is the Sidney E. Cohn Distinguished Professor of Theatre and Comparative Literature at the City University of New York, and is an award-winning author and theorist. His text Theories of Theatre has been translated into numerous languages, and read worldwide. His most recent books are The Haunted Stage (2001), Speaking Tongues (2006), and Theatre is More Beautiful than War (2009). Professor Carlson has also written about specifically Egyptian drama, both in his 1999 book Contemporary Theatre in Egypt, and in an online article putting the Arab Spring in social and theatrical context, recently reposted to Ambassador Theater’s website, ATICC.org.
Ambassador Theater is thrilled to welcome Professor Carlson, who will join experts like Agustine Blazquez, a gifted reproduction artist who has generously donated numerous Egyptian pieces to the set, in the discussion. Schedule permitting, a representative of the Embassy of Egypt will also join the panel. Be sure not to miss it!
Mead Theater Lab at Flashpoint, 916 G Street NW, Washington DC
Oct. 16– Nov. 3, 2012
TICKETS: $30 Gen. Adm.
Students & Senior Citizens $20
MEDIA: Please e-mail or call to reserve your seats
Contact: Hanna Bondarewska
or James Randle