AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Yasmin Tayeby

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Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

What’s it like to be an artist in Egypt right now

On the last Sunday of January, an Egyptian musical theatre group performed a bare-bones rendition of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables in colloquial Arabic to a standing room only crowd in New York City’s Leonard Nimoy Thalia. In fact the venue, part of Symphony Space on the Upper West Side, was so packed that following the first act,