If You’re in San Francisco, USA: Theater by Tawfiq al-Hakim, Youssef El Guindi, More

The ReOrient festival promises a number of wonderful plays, both old (Tawfiq al-Hakim’s “War and Peace,” trans. May Jayyusi and David Wright) and new (Amir al-Azraki’s “Stuck”). 

It’s set to be held Thursdays–Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. at San Francisco’s NOH space.

You can find a schedule online; several plays are world or US premiers; two are translations. Over at The Arab Review, Whiting Award-winning playwright Mona Mansour talks about the festival.


Oh, and what’s ReOrient? Well:

If you are in San Francisco, and would like to cover any of these for ArabLit, please drop a note to mlynxqualey [at] gmail [dot] com.