24th April 2018
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A showcase for unseen scripts from exciting new writers. At Table Read, we invite the audience to sit in on the first day of rehearsals for plays we believe will one day be classics.
Table Read 02
by Sara Shaarawi
Bury Me is about six young people living in “post-Arab Spring” Cairo. The old police state is propped up by a new, much harsher, military regime. This is a story about people trying desperately to live and love but can't. This is a story where who you love can be dangerous and where you are can be the cause of your death. This is a story of Cairo and those desperate to rebuild it.
Sara Shaarawi is a playwright and producer from Cairo who is now based in Glasgow. She has developed several plays with support from the Playwrights’ Studio Scotland, Tom McGrath Trust and the National Theatre of Scotland. In 2017, she produced Arab Arts Focus Showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017. She is an occasional performer as well.