Cry Havoc

Author: Tom Coash

Cry Havoc

Description: Set in present day Cairo, CRY HAVOC explores the troubled relationship between the western world and the Islamic Middle East; cultural imperialism, religious fundamentalism, political repression, and personal sexuality are deftly unfolded in this tender and shocking play about the dissolution of a loving relationship between a British expatriate writer and his young Egyptian lover.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 6/14/2015
Content Advisory: Includes male nudity (can be optional) and strong language
1 Act, 105 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males

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Keywords: Characters are Mostly Seniors · Drama · Gay and Lesbian · Naturalism/Realism · Protests · Racial Identity/Relationships · Religion and Spirituality · Small Cast Size · Social Issues · Social Justice · Torture

Original Production Information

CRY HAVOC received its world premiere at the InterAct Theatre, Philadelphia, Jan. 2003 with the following cast and credits:

Mohammed El Masri: Piter Fattouche
Nicholas Field: Tom Byrn
Ms. Nevers: Maureen Torsney-Weir

Director: Seth Rozin
Dramaturg: Larry Loebell
Stage Manager: Brady Gonsalves
Sound Design: Nick Rye
Lighting Design: Peter Whinnery
Set Design: Daniel Boylen
Costume Design: Karen Ledger