Threesome  

Yussef El Guindi edited by Michael Malek Najjar

DOI: 10.5040/9781350057159.00000070
Acts: 2. Roles: Male (2) , Female (1) , Neutral (0)

A scintillating mise-en-scene that slyly camouflages the fact that the play is actually about the 2011 Egyptian revolution, Western neo-imperialism and a scathing critique of Orientalism in the American publishing establishment. With a trio of characters who are externally only interested in their sexual appetites, the play gradually transforms from a hilarious bedroom farce to a drama about sexual trauma inflicted by dictatorships, American adventurism in the Middle East and the shameless nature of a publishing industry that prizes salacious content over truth.