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Olivier Kemeid’s The Aeneid

Olivier Kemeid’s The Aeneid - Coming Soon in UAE

The performance of Olivier Kemeid’s The Aeneid will take place from 15th to 18th, 2017 of November at the NYUAD Arts Center, Abu Dhabi.

Olivier Kemeid’s version of Virgil’s classic tale shifts Aeneas’s search for a homeland into the modern world of revolution and migration.

A bold new theatrical adaptation of Virgil’s epic Latin poem The Aeneid for the turbulent world in which we live.

Aeneas and his family must flee from their unnamed city and from neighbors who’ve turned into enemies and burned their home to the ground. A daunting journey ensues across borders, through fire, over water, and into the underworld as they make their way to a new land.

Under the helm of celebrated American director Sarah Cameron Sunde, a cast of NYU Abu Dhabi students brings to life the rhythmic prose of Egyptian-Canadian playwright Olivier Kemeid, translated by Judith Miller, who captures the anxiety, danger, and shaky fellowship of the refugee experience: “We who come from a dead city…are going to found the birthplace…of an empire for those who have something broken in them.”

Organized by: NYUAD Arts Center
Venue: The Black Box, New York University Abu Dhabi
Ticket: booking opens on Wednesday, Nov 1 at 3:00 PM
Admission: Nov 15 – 18: 8:00 PM; Nov 18: 2:00 PM

Event Location

NYUAD Arts Center - Coming Soon in UAE
NYUAD Arts Center - Coming Soon in UAE
NYUAD Arts Center
The NYUAD Arts Center is a new beacon of inspiration at New York University Abu Dhabi where performance, education, and community come together in a vibrant, state of the art setting to enrich the cultural life of both the campus and the city.
Abu Dhabi Saadiyat Island, New York University Abu Dhabi

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