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Al-Qawmi Theatre's new production Yaaish Ahl Baladi is a must go
Published in Al-Ahram Weekly on 25 - 04 - 2019

The Cairo Puppet Theatre
Next to the Al-Attaba Metro Station, Tel 02 2591 0954
Rehlat Senohi (Senohi's Journey), a children play with voices performed by Ahmed Bedeir, Ali Al-Haggar, Ahmed Rateb, Fatema Eid, Afaf Shoeib and Magdi Fekry, décor and puppets designed by Gamal Al-Mogui, and directed by Eid Mosaad
(Performances run on Thursdays and Fridays, 6.30pm).

The Floating Theatre
Abdel-Aziz Al-Saoud St, in front of Salaheddin Mosque, Al Manial, Tel 02 2368 4047, 012 8531 1358/ 0100 5233623
Main Theatre
Al Hala Tawahan, (The situation is disoriented), a play produced by the Comedy Theatre and tackles the issue of terrorism in a comic style starring Gamal Abdel-Nasser, Ashraf Meselhy, Reda Edris, Yasser Ezzat, written by Sayed Khater and Al-Sayed Ibrahim, and directed by Sayed Khater (Performances run daily except Tuesdays,7pm).
Small Theatre
Tarnemat Al Falah Al Faseh (hymn of the eloquent farmer), a play casts Hany Abdel-Nasser, Hannan Al-Fayoumi, Wesam Mustafa, Maye Safwat, and many more. It is written by Mohamed Hamad and directed by Said Solieman (Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 7pm).

The International Park
Madinet Nasr District
Antika (Antique), a play performed by Al-Shams (The Sun) Theatre Company for talents with special abilities and affiliated to the Artistic House of Theatre starring Amir Salaheddin, Inas Nour and a group of actors with special abilities, lyrics composed by Wael Awad, written by Ayman Hafez, directed by Amira Shawqi and Ayman Hafez
Alhekaya Rouh (The Story is a Spirit), a play performed by Al-Shams Theatre Company. It is about the successful life stories of prominent Egyptian figures with special abilities such as late composers Sayed Mekkawi, Aamar Al-Sheraai, and the 'Dean of Arabic Literature' Taha Hussein, who was nominated for a Nobel prize in literature fourteen times. It casts Rahma, Inas Nour, Wael Abul-Saoud, choreography by Sherif Fouad, written by Mustafa Ziko and directed by Mohamed Metwali. Yabqa Al Amr Moalaqan (the matter remain undecided), a play directed by Tunisian director Mohamed Al-Ateri
(Performances run daily, 6.30pm).

Malak Opera Theatre
9 A Khalig Al-Khour St, Azbekiya district, Ramses, Tel 0122 3417152
Khafif Al-Roh (Light-Spirited), a play celebrates the 100 anniversary of the 1919 Revolution telling stories from the revolution and others on the revolution leader Saad Zaghloul. It casts Ezzat Zein, Heba Qenawi, Essam Omar, written by Maysara Salaheddin, and directed by Adel Hassan (Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 7pm).

Metropol (The Children's National) Theatre
6 Halim St, the beginning of 26th July, Attaba, Downtown, Tel 02 2593 3334
Shams Wa Qamar (Sun and Moon), a children play which is an adaptation of Tawfiq Al-Hakim's text Shams Al-Nahar starring among others Inas Nour, Sayed Gabr, singer Sameh Youssri and Mahmoud Hassan, written by Fatemah Younis and directed by Mahmoud Al-Alfy (Performances run daily except Mondays, 7pm).

Must Opera House
Al-Motamayez District, next to Dar Al Fouad Hospital, 6th of October City, Giza, Tel 01094444273/4/5 – 16828
Egyptian actor, writer and TV presenter Ahmed Amin presents
the Amin and Partners theatrical show in its first season, which starts with Al-Morgeha (The Swing) followed by El-Zefer Lel-Entag El-Fanny (El-Zefer for Art Production).
Part of Amin's long-term project, which aims to shed light on new talents, Amin and Partners is set to stage a new play every weekend (Thursday and Friday), and will be screened on DMC TV channel.
Produced by Mohamed Gebeily and directed by Alaa Ismail, the 13-show series, which starts with Al-Morgeha will be carried by the crew from his famed TV show The Plateau
(Performances run on Thursdays and Fridays).

Naguib Al-Rehani Theatre
17 Emad Al Din Street, downtown, Cairo, near cosmos cinema
Tel, 02 25913697, 02 25892103
Garima Fel Maadi (A Crime in Maadi), a play performed by a group of budding actors trained by comedian Ashraf Abdel-Baki, who is also the director. You'll enjoy two hours of nonstop laughing
(25, 26, 27, 28 and 29 April, 8pm).

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-Qawmi (The National) Theatre
Al Attaba Square, in front of Attab Post Office, Cairo, Tel, 02 25917783
Yaaish Ahl Baladi (Live the People of My Country), a play starring Ahmed Salama, Entisar, Mohamed Radwan, Hala Sorour, Hany Hafez, Diaa Zakariya, music composed by Ali Saad, décor and costumes designed by Sobhi Al-Sayed, dance shows designed by Mohamed Abdel-Sabour, written by Mohamed Boughdady and directed by Assem Nagati (Performances run daily, 9pm).

Al-Salam Theatre
101 Qasr Al-Aini St, Tel 02 2795 2484/2794 3016/010 21521501
Qawaaid Al-Ashq Al-Arbaain (The Forty Rules of Love), a play starring Bahaa Tharwat, Fawziya, Ezzat Zein, Dina Ahmed, singer Amira Abu-Zeid, religious chanter Samir Azmi, together with the Arab Mawlawiya troupe among others, with dramaturgy by Rasha Abdel-Moneim, music composed by Mohamed Hosni, décor Mustafa Hamed, costumes by Maha Abdel-Rahman and Adel Hassan (Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 8pm).

Taliaa Theatre
Attaba Square, Tel 02 2593 7948
Salah Abdel-Sabour Hall
Nouh Al-Hammam (The Cry of Pigeons), a play produced by Taliaa Theatre Company and its about an Upper Egyptian character named Watani casting Yasser Ezzat, Sawsan Rabie, Nashwa Hassan, Ahmed Magdi, Inas Al-Masry and many more. It is written and directed by Akram Mustafa (Performances run daily, 6pm).
Zaki Tolaimat Hall
Shabak Maksour (A Broken Window), a play Al-Taliaa Theatre Company. Starring Ahmed Moukhtar, Marwan Faisal and Nadia Shoukri among many others, the play is written by Rasha Abdel-Moneim, and directed by Shadi Sorour (Performances run daily, 7pm).


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, 7.30pm).

Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Main Hall
Julius Caesar, a theatrical performance by Bibliotheca Alexandrina Theatre Grant, written by William Shakespeare and directed by Ashraf Mohamed Ali (Sunday 28-Tuesday 30 April, 7pm).


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