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Happened in the Lands of Happiness
Published in Al-Ahram Weekly on 04 - 10 - 2018

The Cairo Puppet Theatre
Next to the Al-Attaba Metro Station, Tel 02 2591 0954
Rehlat Al-Zaman Al-Gamil (A Journey to the Good Time), a children play about some children who travel to the Pharaonic era written by Yehia Zakaria, puppets and costumes by Nagui Shaker, décor by Mohamed Saad and directed by Mohamed Nour
(Performances run on Thursdays and Fridays, 6.30pm).

Al-Ghad (Tomorrow) Theatre
Next to Balloon Theatre, Al-Agouza, Tel 02 3304 3187
Sha'et Am Naguib (Uncle Naguib's Apartment), a play recalls the world of Naguib Mahfouz's novels as ghosts of Mahfouz's famous characters appear to the middle class couple. It casts among many others Heba Tawfiq, Sherif Awaad, Khedr Zanoon, Ahmed Nabil and others, written by Sameh Mahran and directed by Galal Othman
(Performances run daily, 8pm).
Al-Giza Cultural Centre Theatre
Khatem Al-Morsaleen, Al-Haram St, In front of Sayed Darwish Hall, Tel 010 68589620
Maddad and Nazra (A Regard), two graduation projects of the first batch of graduates of the workshop "Start Your Dream" organised by The Youth Theatre and supervised by director Ahmed Taha (Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 8pm, Free entry).

Goethe Institute
17 Hussein Wassif St, Mesaha Sq, Dokki, Tel 02 2575 9877
Algabbana (the cemetery) play is presented as one of the new from the Egyptian cultural scene by The Art Window in its third session.
The play discusses corruption in the society in various forms through fictional or realistic simulation of reality, and presents a metaphorical solution that appears in a comedic framework, leaving the imagination to the audience to reach the end it pleases. It is written by Al-Sayed Faheem and directed by Wael Magdy
(Thursday 4 October, 7pm, Free entry).

Grand Nile Tower
Corniche Al-Nil, Garden City, Tel 16826
Misr Theatre Season four is here! Come watch your loved stars Ashraf Abdel Baki, Ali Rabeia, Mohamed Anwar, Hamdi Al-Merghany, Wizzo, Mustafa Khater on stage in a new play every two weeks
(Thursday 4-Saturday 6 and Thursday 11-Saturday 13 October, 8pm, and each buyer is allowed a maximum of five tickets per purchase).

Malak Opera Theatre
9 A Khalig Al-Khour St, Azbekiya district, Ramses, Tel 0122 3417152
Youm Mo'atadel Gedan (A Very Calm Day), a play performed by The Youth Theatre Company, casts Kamal Attiya and a group of budding actors, poems written by Sameh Osman, music composed by Karim Arafa, costume design by Mima Mohamed, décor by Wael Abdallah and directed by Sameh Bassiouny (Performances run daily except Mondays and Tuesdays, 8.30pm).

The National Circus
27 Abdel-Khaleq Tharwat, Cairo, Tel 02 3347 0503
Offering a number of entertaining performances, including clowns, trained dogs, lions and horses
(Performances run daily except Wednesdays, 9.30pm).

Al-Salam Theatre
101 Qasr Al-Aini St, Tel 02 2795 2484/2794 3016/010 21521501
Happened in the Lands of Happiness, a play produced by the Modern Theatre, starring Hassan Adel, singer Wael Al-Fashny, Khadoga Sabry from Libya, Rassem Mansour from Iraq, Nesreen Abi Saad (Lebanon), décor by Hazem Shebl, costumes designed by Marwa Ouda, movement expression by Karima Bedeir, written by Walid Youssef and directed by Mazen Al-Gharabawi
(Performances run daily, 8pm).

Sama Sonbol City
Giza, for tickets reservation call 16826 or flock to www.ticketsmarche.com
Khebtna (Our Failure) sarcastic theatrical performance is back upon the fan's requests. It is casting actors Mohamed Sobhy, Aida Abdel-Aziz, as well as budding artists, written and directed by Mohamed Sobhy
(Performances run on Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 October (6 &7pm) and from Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 October (6 & 7pm).

El-Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
Wisdom Hall
Haret Wataniya (Wataniya's Alley), a theatrical performance by Al-Seera Theatre Company (Monday 8 October, 6.30pm).
Alwahm (The Illusion), a theatrical performance by AlMalackot (the universe) Theatre Company (Monday 8 October, 8.30pm).
Precious Than Gold and The Cat and the Fish Bowl puppet shows performed by El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show (Friday 5 October, 3pm).


ALEXANDRIA


Beram Al-Tunsi Theatre
Al-Gaish St, Al Azaritah, Qesm Bab Sharqi, Alexandria, Tel (03) 5929960/5913835
Abu-Kabsula (The Capsule Inventor) a social comedy tells the story of an inventor who invented a pill that when taken makes any one feels completely full. The play casts Mustafa Abu-Sria'a, Hassan Abdel-Fattah, Alaa Zeinhom, Noureen Karim among others, with music composed by Karim Arafa, décor and costumes designed by Wael Abdallah, choreography by Mohamed Mezzo, written by Mohamed Al-Sawaf and directed by Mohamed Moursi
(Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 9pm).


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