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Enjoy the online theatrical initiative "Laugh, Think, Know"
Published in Ahram Online on 02 - 06 - 2020

The Ministry of Culture's electronic initiative “Stay at Home:
Culture in Your Hands” presents the following theatrical shows online:

Thurs 4 and Fri 5, 8.30pm: The workshop of making a professional
actor, “Start Your Dream” initiative.
Fri 5, 11pm: A Land that does not sprout Flowers play starring actress Sawsan Badr.

The Minister of Culture launches the theatrical initiative, “Laugh, Think, Know”
held within the framework of the E-initiative “Stay at Home:
Culture in Your Hands” to be broadcast on the ministry's YouTube channel at 5.30pm.The initiative rediscovers the international masterpieces with the participation of some Egyptian theatre icons including stage directors Galal Al Sharqawi, Samir Al Asfoury, Sanaa Shafei, Essam Alsayed, Fahmy Al Khouly.
The initiative aims at presenting ten recorded plays as a first stage photographed by Ayman Mustafa, the plays are inspired by the short stories of the Russian playwright Anton Chekhov. Eachplay is between 20 to 50 minutes. The shows contain an explanation of the principles of Chekhovand analysis of the significance of the plays in order to achieve the goal of the initiative. The plays are Abu Atsa Genan (the one with amazing sneeze), directed by Hisham Atwa, The Player, directed by Tamer Karam, Class, directed by Mazen Al-Gharabawy, and Awel Kol Shahr (the beginning of each month) directed by Sameh Bassiouni.
The programme of shows is as follows:
Mon 8, 9pm: The launch of the theatrical initiative, “Laugh, Think, Know”presented by renowned director Galal Al Sharqawi.
The Ministry of Culture website is at http://www.moc.gov.eg
Its YouTube channel is at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8McPibRT36QSjnt4eGucNw
And its Facebook account is Egyptian MOC
The National Theatre Facebook account is https://www.facebook.com/national.theater.eg/

The French Cultural Institute
# the French Institute, in Egypt, withyou, at home
Within the framework of the programme, “La Comedie Continue” (Comedy Continue), one of the most famous French teams launches a programme every day on its website, its page on Facebook, and its YouTube channel broadcasts interviews, reports, and short programmes. It also broadcasts at 8.30pm everyday one of its plays (the plays are in French and not translated).

*A version of this article appears in print in the 4 June, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly


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