July 13–15, 2012
Written by Yussef El Guindi
Directed by Stuart Carden
Featuring: Atra Asdou, Bernie Balbot, Tom Hickey, Aila Peck, and Demetrios Troy
It’s Abbott and Costello meet the Arab Spring in Yussef El Guindi’s political farce. An Egyptian revolutionary, an American collector of antiquities, and a reanimated mummy—just three of the characters in this sexy, slapstick romp where ideological opposites attract and the “new” Middle East is never too far from the same old same old.
A comedic gem from the writer who brought the acclaimed plays Ten Acrobats in an Amazing Leap of Faith, Back of the Throat, and Our Enemies to Silk Road Rising audiences. The Mummy and the Revolution is commissioned by "Middle East America: A National New Plays Initiative" developed by Silk Road Rising, New York City's Lark Play Development Center and San Francisco's Golden Thread Productions.