* World Premiere

Hotter Than Egypt (2022)
Hotter than Egypt is a poignant play about personal revelation. Paul and Jean, an American couple, travel to Cairo for their 24th wedding anniversary. Long-dormant troubles within the marriage start to percolate, and their two Egyptian tour guides, newly engaged Maha and Seif, become drawn into the crisis. This dramedy explores the uneven power dynamics between these Western tourists and the locals. Dreams and relationships are put to the test when old connections lead to new temptations.

Hotter than Egypt, recently workshopped through the ACT Local program, is a vivid new work from the audience favorite and award-winning author of Threesome, Ramayana, and People of the Book.
About the Play
Written By: Yussef El Guindi
About the Production
World Premiere
Run Dates: 1/28/2022 - 2/20/2022
Program: Program (.pdf)
Directed By: John Langs
Cast: Naseem Etemad - Maha
Ahmad Kamal - Seif Understudy; Boatman; Museum Guard; Doorman
Frank Lawler - Paul Understudy
Wasim No'mani - Seif
Nima Rakhshanifar - Understudy for: Boatman; Museum Guard; Doorman
Paul Morgan Stetler - Paul
Jen Taylor - Jean
Vahishta Vafadari - Maha Understudy
Candace Vance - Jean Understudy
Behind the Scenes: Robert J. Aguilar - Lighting Designer
Ian Bond - Intimacy and Fight Director
Melanie Burgess - Costume Designer
Trevor Cushman - Assistant Lighting Designer
Charlotte Emrys - Assistant Scenic Designer
Nakissa Etemad - Dramaturg
David Hsieh - Production Assistant
John Langs - Artistic Director
Johanna Melamed - Sound Designer
Jennifer Oaster - Assistant Costume Designer
Alanah Pascual - Assistant Director
Anita Shah - Managing Director
Lynne Soffer - Dialect Coach
Tori Thompson - Stage Manager
Lindsey Welliver - Core Company Liasion
Carey Wong - Set Designer
Nihan Yesil - Composer