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A Play Written by Ahmed Ahmed 
             and Fadwa EI Guindi

Artistic Director - Debora Roventini
      Ethnographic Director - Fadwa EI Guindi

an original arab-american bilingual dramatization,
in two acts, of life in America as told and lived
by Arabs in the community,
blending American with traditional
& classical Arab art theater forms
with poetry by Khalil Gibran & Maya Angelou
and music by Jihad Racy &
Marcel Khalife

Ruby Theatre at The Complex
6476 Santa Monica Blvd.
(Santa Monica & Wilcox - between Wilcox & Cole)

May 31,June 1,June 2 and June6,7,8,9 1996
All performances 8:00 p.m.,
Sundays 2:00 p.m.
Sunday matinees followed by discussion about innovative ethnographic theater and Arab community
led by anthropologist Fadwa EI Guindi


Tickets Only Through Theatix
213/466-1767 & 818/953-9993
& theater box office.

Funun current members, seniors and students $12;
general $15

Free Valet Parking

This production is made possible, in part, by grants from the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Dept, California Community Foundation (Brody Arts), and County of Los Angeles Music& Performing Arts Commission We acknowledge contributions from Patrons of Arab Arts, and Friends and Associates of Al-Funun AI-Arabiya, a nonprofit, tax-exempt, tax-deductible organization for Arab Arts.


Al-Funun Ensemble During Performance of Mahjar

  Mahjar Ensemble outside theater in Hollywood


MAHJAR   in present form, is written by Ahmed Ahmed & Fadwa El Guindi. It is based on the true story written by Ahmed Ahmed about his own family, adapted and rewritten to include the stories told, written, and observed of many immigrant Arabs - their lives and concerns, conflicts and doubts, fears and joys.

MAHJAR is not about any one family, any one Arab country, any one Arabic dialect, or any one experience. Arab-Americans everywhere will find their story embedded in MAHJAR.

innovative co-directing

                    Artistic Director - Debora Roventini

                                       Ethnographic Director - Fadwa El Guindi

Production Manager Amal Madani
. Props Thoraya al-Essahki

masrah ensemble

Ahmed Ahmed fAhmad}, Amir Akkad {Amir}, Zaina Alwan {Nadia/lNivine} Eryan}, Aragoz (Egyptian street theatre}, Mounir Dee {Hassan}, Fadwa El Guindi fAmina}, Violette Fabio {puppet player} Pauline Guldal {Sumaya} George Haddad {Giddu}, Christine Ibrahim {puppet voice-over} 'George Jammal fMuhammad}, Eric. Nathan {Alvin & Kamal}.

15 minute intermission

©copyright al-funun al-arabiya 1996

The final script, production, and all rights connected with this production are. owned, copywritten and solely the. property of Al-Funun Al-Arabiya. Nothing connected with this production can be reproduced, transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, videotaping, or otherwise, without written permission of the President or the full Board of AI-Funun Al-Arabiya.