Adrift by Marcus Youssef
A group of urban Egyptian hipsters gathers every night on a Cairo houseboat where they smoke weed, gab on their cell phones, and rag on everything they think is messing up and complicating their lives, trying to forget that secularists like them are being shunted to the sidelines in the wave of "fundamentalist" Islamic politics sweeping much of the Arab world. When Samara, a young Islamic journalist joins the group, however, their host Anis' spell is broken - he has fallen in love. Unfortunately for him, however, this seemingly devout journalist also has a couple of secrets of her own.
Year Printed: 2008
First Produced: 2007 by the Vancouver East Cultural Centre in Vancouver, BC.
Male Cast: 6
Female Cast: 4