MEET YOUR “ENEMIES”

Yussef El Guindi’s Our Enemies: Lively Scenes of Love and Combat features many voices: Arab, Muslim, and not. And sparks fly when they each voice their uncomfortable truths in hilarious and hard-hitting ways. The play asks the simple question: Who gets to speak on our behalf? Who gets to tell our stories?

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Gamal
GAMAL
“Yes, Gamal Hakim! Cultural crusader against the spread of lies and ignorance. The new Arab Zorro, armed with birthday cake and lipstick, striking back at all sellouts and asinine creeps who say crap about us.”
(played by James Asher)
Noor
NOOR
“Every time a man starts talking about women’s rights I feel I need to reach for a gun because I’m damn sure I’m about to lose something.”
(played by Denmo Ibrahim)
Olivia
OLIVIA
“It’s good to have enemies. It improves your standing with those who might otherwise be indifferent.”
(played by Annemaria Rajala)
Mohsen
MOHSEN
“He’s just another one of those self-declared gatekeepers of the “community”. People who think it’s treasonous somehow to air out our dirty business. As if that isn’t on painful, public display already.”
(played by Kunal Prasad)
Sheikh Alfani
SHEIKH ALFANI
“Sometimes we are the last people to know what we carry on our shoulder. I want you to go to Egypt and leave that “screw you” there, and return home without it.”
(played by Munaf Alsafi)
Hani
HANI
“As soon as I walk in, they hand me a knife. They take me into the kitchen and say I have to kill the sheep. An honor given only to the guests, they say. I’m like: you’ve got to be kidding me!”
(played by Salim Razawi)
Russel
RUSSEL
“I try to do two things when I visit a country. Learn how to cook a few local dishes. And of course, I try to sleep with a few local dishes.”
(played by Dale Albright)


Our Enemies: Lively Scenes of Love and Combat
runs October 28-November 20, 2016 at San Francisco’s Thick House.

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