Ten Acrobats in an Amazing Leap of Faith / by R. Sheth


October 13–December 30, 2005

The World Premiere
Written by Yussef El Guindi
Directed by Stuart Carden

See the Fawzis, an Egyptian immigrant family in southern California struggling to find their place within American society. Marvel as they painstakingly navigate inter-generational conflict, their Islamic faith, and the values of two cultures.

East meets West meets mayhem in this Muslim-American family comedy evoking universal themes of faith, culture, belonging, and desire. Ten Acrobats adds a brand new chapter to the American immigrant narrative as captured on stage.


H.D. | Jen Albert
Tawfiq | Kareem Bandealy
Pauline | Mary Ann de la Cruz
Kevin | Steven Gilpin
Hamza | Anil Hurkadli
Mona | Irit Levit
Kamal | Vincent P. Mahler
Murad | Peter Nicholas
Huwaida | Monica Orozco
Aziz | Frank Platis
Understudy for Hamza, Murad, Tawfiq | Adam Bute
Understudy for Huwaida, H.D. | Kimberly Palter
Understudy for Mona, Pauline | Justine Serino

Production Team

Producer | Malik Gillani
Producer | Jamil Khoury
Playwright | Yussef El Guindi
Director | Stuart Carden
Production Manager | Jefferson Burns
Stage Manager | Alexandra Herryman
Scenic Designer | Matthew Morton
Costume Designer | Aly Greaves
Lighting Designer | Kurt Ottinger
Sound Designer and Original Music | Robert Steel
Props Designer | Alana Parvey
Dramaturg and Assistant Director | Carol Karaguez
Technical Director | Left Wing Scenic
Assistant Stage Manager | Drew Durfee
Box Office Manager | Carolyn Ziaja
House Manager | Michael Montgomery