Yussef El Guindi | THE TALENTED ONES
The Talented Ones by Yussef El Guindi was the inaugural commission of Table|Room|Stage. The play had a workshop reading in June, 2016 and will be presented by Artists Repertory Theatre April 25 through May 21, 2017 as part of the 2016/17 season.
The Talented Ones looks at the thwarted dreams of immigrants eager to make it in their adopted country. As converts to the American Dream, how much more challenging and lethal do the notions of success and failure become? Omar is falling down in his attempts to make a success of his life. His wife Cindy, a fellow immigrant, appears to be doing much better, and is becoming increasingly frustrated by Omar’s struggles. His American best friend, Patrick, may be Cindy’s way out. Mixing realism with memory and dance, The Talented Ones dissects with increasing ferocity this couple’s marriage and aspirations.
WATCH video interview with Yussef El Guindi HERE.