World Premiere

Drowning in Cairo

by Adam Ashraf Elsayigh

We’re delighted to bring you the World Premiere of Adam Ashraf Elsayigh’s Drowning in Cairo, originally presented and partially developed as part of Golden Thread’s New Threads Reading Series in 2018.

Adam Ashraf Elsayigh’s debut production is a loving portrait of three young men struggling to rebuild their lives after their arrest and public humiliation on the Queen Boat, a gay nightclub docked on the Nile.

April 8, 2022 - May 1, 2022

Potrero Stage

1695 18th Street, San Francisco

Ticketing Information TBA

Written by Adam Ashraf Elsayigh

Directed by Sahar Assaf

It is May 2001 in Cairo. Moody, Khalid, and their servant Taha are on the Queen Boat, a gay nightclub docked on the Nile. When an unexpected police raid results in the arrest and public humiliation of the attendees, the lives of these young men are altered forever. Adam Ashraf Elsayigh weaves budding romances, class differences, and familial expectations into a loving portrait of three men who all struggle to rebuild their lives against all odds.

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Adam Ashraf Elsayigh


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