People of the Book

The play revolves around the questionable truthfulness of a war memoir (the Iraq war is implied), and the vested interest people have in either maintaining or disproving the veracity of the memoir.
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People of the Book

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  • Scott Stolnack:
    9 May. 2019
    This taut drama touches on questions of “truth,” love, lust, loyalty, heroism, post-traumatic stress, and patriotism. It does so with dialog that crackles with energy and dark humor, and complex, conflicted characters. A strong new work by an accomplished playwright.
  • Unicorn Theatre:
    28 Mar. 2019
    This play was a SEMIFINALIST for the 2019-2020 In-Progress New Play Reading Series at Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri. It is our pleasure to support PEOPLE OF THE BOOK.
  • David Hansen:
    5 Apr. 2018
    Taken literally, El Guindi's play is about deception, professional and personal jealousy, and the effect of American wars in the Middle East. It's a great read, with playful and cutting dialogue, and it is also a metaphor for how American has played itself, chaining our fate to the region. Each of the four central characters reflect a different point of view, about art and writing, the war and its worth, and what responsibility the United States has yet to take for its actions. And each of them had my (shifting) sympathy. Highly recommended!