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Don't miss Al-Leila Al-Kebira puppet theatre operetta at Al-Hanager Arts Centre
Published in Al-Ahram Weekly on 16 - 05 - 2019


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, (A state of disorientation), 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 until Friday 24 May, 10pm).

Al-Hanager Arts Centre
Cairo Opera Complex, Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek,
Tel 02 2735 6861
Al-Leila Al-Kebira, a puppet theatre operetta produced and performed by the Cairo Puppets Theatre Company, written by the late Salah Jahin, composed by the late Sayed Mekkawi, décor by Mustafa Kamel, puppets designed by the late Nagui Shaker and directed by the late Salah Al-Saqqa
(Performances run daily from Saturday 11- Saturday 25 May, 9pm).

The International Park
Madinet Nasr District
Set Al-Donia (Woman of the World), a play performed by Al-Shams (The Sun) Theatre Company for talents with special abilities and affiliated to the Artistic House of Theatre starring Ahmed Al-Dessouki, Mahmoud Said, Mariam Nasr with lyrics composed and written by Bilal Imam, décor and costumes by Heba Abdel-Hamid and directed by Mido Adam
(Performances run daily starting 13 to 22 May, 9.30pm).

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).

Movenpick Hotel
Media City, 6 October City, Cairo
Three Days in Al-Sahel, starring comedian Mohamed Heniedy with a number of rising stars, directed by Magdy Al-Hawary
(5-15 June, 10pm).

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
Al-Touq wa Al-Aswara (The Necklace and the Bracelet), a play produced by Taliaa Theatre Company starring Fatema Mohamed Ali, Martina Adel, Mahmoud Al-Zayat and many more. It is an adaptation of Yehia Al-Taher Abdullah's novel with dramaturgy by Sameh Mahran and directed by Nasser Abdel-Moneim
(Performances run starting Thursday 16 May for ten days, 9pm).

Talaat Harb Cultural Centre
Al-Sayyeda Nafissa St, Zeinhom area. Tel 02 2362 2647
Al-Leila Al-Kebira Puppet Theatre show starring the stars of the Cairo Puppet Theatre is presented as part of Hal Hilalak programme. It is written by the late Salah Jahin, composed by the late Sayed Mekawi, décor Mustafa Kamel, puppets designed by the late Nagui Shaker and directed by the late Salah Al-Sakka
(Performances run daily from 13 to 18 May, 9pm).

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 starting 16 May until the end of Ramadan, 9.30pm).

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 from 6 to 9 June (6 & 7pm).

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 it's 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
Kaanak Tarah (As If You Are Seeing Him), a musical drama about the current problems of the Egyptian society such as the technology mania and marriage and its financial loads. The play is written by Nesma Samir and directed by Maher Mahmoud, décor and costumes by Maye Nabil, and poems written by Mohamed Bahgat (Performances run daily, 9.30pm).

ALEXANDRIA

Beram Al-Tunsi Theatre
Al-Gaish St, Al Azaritah, Qesm Bab Sharqi, Alexandria, Tel (03) 5929960/5913835
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 from Friday 17 to Monday 27 May, 9.30pm).

Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Small Hall
Graduation projects of the High Institute of Theatrical Arts
(Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 May, 9pm, Free Entry).


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