UTS Presents "10 Acrobats in an Amazing Leap of Faith"
Directed by Shahbaz Khan
Playwright: Yussef El Guindi
Note: Ticket sales end 12 hours before the performance begins! On the day of the show, there will always be approximately 15 tickets reserved for purchase at the door.
Yussef El-Guindi's "10 Acrobats in an Amazing Leap of Faith" tells the story of an Egyptian American Muslim family trying to stay in touch with their roots while also letting themselves live their own lives in America. Over the course of one day in Ramadan, bonds will be tested and pushed past the breaking point in preparation of an old family friend visiting from Egypt for a wedding.
We wanted to do this show because people seem to have a hard time grasping the concept that Muslims are people. With, like, nuance and shit. It's something that's incredibly basic, yet we've still managed to find ourselves in a world where that question of humanity is a topic of debate, not a given. Even stories purportedly centered around "the Muslim experience" are too often preoccupied with addressing the concerns we're told to have about Muslims so much so they validate the existence of those prejudices in the first place.
"10 Acrobats" is the story of a family. They're a little dysfunctional and at times wacky, a little different from what we're used to seeing on stage. But that diversity adds to their humanity. They're not solely defined by any one thing, but the tapestry of identities they represent.
UTS TICKET POLICY
Because late entrances and seating can be disruptive to both actors and audience members, doors will be locked promptly at 7:30 PM. Please plan ahead and give yourself ample time for travel, parking, and other necessary allowances. If you have not claimed your tickets by 7:30 PM, they will be released for any patrons on our wait list for that night's performance.
The Undergraduate Theater Society does not provide refunds, though in specific circumstances, arrangements can be made to attend alternate performance dates; contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, or Jake Lemberg at (360) 831-5012
BUYING ONLINE OR AT THE DOOR
Online ticket sales for a particular performance end 12 hours before show time. There will always be approximately 15 tickets available for purchase at the door. Ticket sales at the door begin an hour before show time, so to ensure that you are able to purchase a ticket, show up early! We accept cash, checks and credit cards, and we participate in TeenTix!
If you are purchasing a student ticket (UW or otherwise) be prepared to show a student ID!
Children 6 and over can purchase a UW student ticket to attend. If your child is 5 or under, they may be able to get in at no cost; contact email@example.com for details.
The Cabaret Theater is a black box theater located in Hutchinson Hall, the University's drama building. You can find Hutchinson's location on a campus map.
Enter the building through the main double doors and the Cabaret Theater will be on your right, up a short flight of stairs.
The Cabaret Theater is wheelchair accessible. ASL interpreters and CART/RTC can be provided upon request if it is made earlier than 10-14 days prior to the desired performance.
Cabaret Theater, Hutchinson Hall, University of Washington (View)
Room #205, 145 Hutchinson Hall Seattle, WA 98195
Seattle, WA 98195
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|