If You’re in NYC: Last Night of ‘Amina’s Stories’

My apologies for not hearing of this sooner:

hkyt_ljd_myn.jpg.crop_displayHekayat Amina, or Amina’s Stories, is a new translated stage adaptation of Hossam Fakhr’s short-story collection, which took the Sawiris Prize for short stories in 2008.

According to organizers, “Amina’s Stories” combines:

…traditional Egyptian storytelling techniques with modern staging and media. This new production will be performed by Egyptian scholar and actress Asmaa Yehia and directed by Egyptian-American director Tracy Cameron Francis. The collection was published in Egypt in 2007 to wide acclaim and speaks not only to the unique relationship of grandmother and grandchild, but also gives us a window into the culture and life of a generation of Egyptians that is quickly disappearing.

Translations were by Nada Ramadan and Tracy Cameron Francis.

The play is being produced by Asmaa Yehia and is co-sponsored by Hybrid Theatre Works. It will be performed at the Theaterlab: 357 West 36th Street, NYC, 10001.

It was first performed last night, and tonight at 8 p.m. is the closing performance.

Tickets, which are $10, are sold at Eventbrite.


Egypt Independent: An interview with Fakhr