The award winning U.S. play Knowing Cairo by Andrea Stolowitz is set to open at the Everyman Palace Theatre after its successful Irish Premiere at Cork Arts Theatre in 2008. Alternately funny, moving and disturbing, this play deals with the relationship between an elderly German-Jewish New Yorker, her daughter and the mother's African-American caretaker. Issues of trust, love, family obligations and race arise when Rose becomes so fond of her new nurse that her daughter begins to suspect the woman of being a clever grifter. Are her suspicions justified, or are they produced by jealousy?  Approaching the big 8-0, Rose has managed to scare away a series of failed live-in caretakers with her overwhelming antics. That is until her busy psychoanalyst daughter hires Winsome, an African American lady, who proves to be Rose's match. The play is directed by the Artistic Director Dolores Mannion and it features three of Cork's best know actors; Fionula Linehan, Tracy Harper and Roisin FitzGerald. Knowing Cairo runs from the 27th – 31st January at the Everyman Palace Theatre. Tickets are €25 / €20 / €15 OPENING NIGHT / €7 students Tues & Wed