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Yussef El Guindi,
Threesome playwright,
NY Times

"In Yussef El Guindi’s Plays, Personal and Political
Are in Bed Together"

It begins as a bawdy bedroom comedy whose main characters, a heterosexual Egyptian-American couple, invite a white American man into their bed.

Over two acts it transforms into something darker, as all three grapple with the fallout of sexual assault, infidelity, war and the pain of lost hope, both political and personal.

Read the complete Interview here!

Yussef El Guindi's most recent productions include Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World (winner of the Steinberg/ American Theater Critics Association's New Play Award in 2012; Gregory Award 2011; Seattle Times' "Footlight Award" for Best World Premiere Play) at ACT, and Language Rooms (Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, as well as ACT's New Play Award). Born in Egypt, raised in London and now based in Seattle, El Guindi received a B.A. from American University in Cairo and an MFA in playwriting from Carnegie-Mellon University. He frequently examines the collision of ethnicities, cultures and politics that face Arab-Americans. He has had at least 16 plays produced since 2001 in regional theaters from Durham to Anchorage. At the same time, he has worked as resident playwright at Silk Road Theatre Project; literary manager for Golden Thread Productions in San Francisco; playwright in residence at Duke University; and dramaturg for Eureka Theatre in San Francisco.


by Yussef El Guindi

Apr. 8-May 7
Fri. & Sat. at 8:00, Sun. April 24 & May 1 at 3:00

Tickets are $25 at the door, $20 in advance, $15 students

Chelsea Theatre Works,
189 Winnisimmet St., Chelsea.
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Featuring: Alison Meirowitz McCarthy, Mauro Canepa,
Geoff Van Wyck

Directed by Danielle Fauteux Jacques
Stage Manager: Benjamin Baylon, ASM: Erin Lerch
Dramaturg: Salma Abu Ayyash
Sets: Aryn Colonero, Sound: David Reiffel, Costumes: Susan Paino
Dialect Coach: Christopher Sherwood Davis

Running Time: 1 hour 50 minutes with one intermission

Performances are followed by a reception with the Actors in the Gallery.

"Sharply written, bitingly funny, and ultimately devastating"-ArtsFuse

"Powerful & provocative"

Audiences rave:

"A stunning piece of theater"

A Must See!"

"Live near Boston?

Love great theatre?
Go see THREESOME at Apollinaire."

"magnificent performance."


Sunday April 24 with
Ragini Shah: a professor of law at Suffolk University in Boston, working on eviction, incarceration and immigration issues.
Dr. Yamila Shannan: a graduate-level teacher at the Boston Teacher Residency. Her work and activism examines institutionalized and structural supremacy, anti-black racism and settler-colonialism.

Sunday May 1 with:
Dr. Sherine Hamdy: an Egyptian anthropologist with interests in cross-cultural approaches to the body. Her research areas include Egyptian society and contemporary Islamic thought.

Saturday May 7th with:
Randa Shedid: an Egyptian American lawyer and president of the Center for Arabic Culture.

Apollinaire Theatre Company • Chelsea Theatre Works, 189 Winnisimmet St., Chelsea, MA 02150 • 617-887-2336 • atc@apollinairetheatre.com