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Cairo Puppet Theater
Next to Al-Attaba metro station, Tel 02 2591 0954
Ferkash Lama Yakash (when Ferkash shrinks) children’s games are written and directed by Shawqy Hegab
(The shows take place Daily, 6.30 p.m.).
American University in Cairo, downtown campus, 24 Falaki Street, downtown Cairo, tel. 012 88721446
Shababik Attiya the play is written by Racha Abdel-Moneim, and
realized by Dina amin
(October 26 to 28, 7-9 p.m., free entry, open to the public, and due to Covid-19, places are limited and entry is on a first come, first served basis).
The floating theater
Rue Abdel-Aziz Al-Saoud, in front of the Salaheddin Mosque, Al Manial, Tel 02 2368 4047, 012 8531 1358/0100 5233623
Gamil Helm (a beautiful dream), a musical produced by the Comedy theater company based on Charlie Chaplin’s masterpiece. It tells the story of a vagabond who roams the streets singing and dancing and suddenly he meets a rich man who tries to kill himself, he saves his life and takes him to live with his home. He throws Sameh Hussein, Sara Derzawy, Ezzat Zein, Rasha Fouad and much more. Decor by Hazem Shebl, costumes designed by Naaïma Agamy, choreography by Diaa Shafiq, and led by Islamic Imam
(The shows take place every day from Thursday, October 21, 8 p.m.).
Metropol Theater (The Children’s National)
6 Halim St, start July 26, Attaba, Downtown, Tel 02 2593 3334
Afrakhoush play casts Ahmed Saad, Hassan Youssef, Hanaa says among others, written by Eissa Gamal and led by Adel Alkomy
(The shows take place Daily, 7:30 p.m.).
Al-Qawmi Theater (The National)
Al Attaba Square, opposite Attab Post Office, Cairo, Tel, 02 25917783
Lailatkom Saïda (good evening) the play is an adaptation of the play by Anton Tchekhov The choir girl short story. The play throws actors Mohamed Ali Rizk, Mariam Al-Sokary, Marwa Eid, Nadeem Hisham, written and directed by Khaled galal
(The shows take place every day except Wednesday at 9 p.m.).
Rawabet art space
3 rue Hussien El Meaamar ext. Mahmoud Basiouny Street, Talaat Harb Square, downtown
World premiere at the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival, The one who lived in the house before me (France / Syria) presents the work of the illustrious Syrian poet Racha omran, a pioneer in contemporary Syrian poetry whose critically acclaimed writings have been translated into French, English, Italian and Swedish. The show features poems from its 2016 collection of the same name.
A middle-aged woman recounts the ups and downs of her lonely life in a desolate apartment in the city. Listening to his grim tale is the mocking ghost of another woman, a former tenant who watches the narrator’s life unfold with sarcasm and moralizing zeal. The strange confrontations of the two women tell a timeless story of love, alienation and loneliness.
The one who lived in the house before me is an oratorio of three female voices that stage the words of Omran in a daring and multilingual reinterpretation. The writer herself performs her own poems in Arabic, while the famous Syrian actress Mohamed nanda interprets the same poems in French. A third voice, played by a renowned improviser Isabelle Duthoit, in turn sings the poems in a mystical “language before language”.
The direction of this impressive cast is a French independent theater director Henri Jules Julien. The technical and lighting director of the show the plastic surgeon is Christophe Cardoen, produced by Haraka Baraka
(October 21, 8 pm-9pm (Arabic and French).
Al Salam Theater
101 Qasr Al-Aini Street, Tel 02 2795 2484/2794 3016/010 21521501
Dogs, a piece produced by the Youth theater company, featuring the second group of graduates from the “Start Your Dream” workshop. The play is written by Gamal hedeny, decor by Hamdy Attia, costumes designed by Saber Amira, and led by Kamal Attia
(Performances Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 8 p.m.).
El-Sawy’s Cultural Wheel
End of July 26 St, under the May 15 bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
(No entry without a mask and the room will be open to only 25% of its capacity)
Ferkash (it’s over), a play performed by Sindbad Theater Company and led by Sindbad Soliman (October 22, 6 p.m.).
Sonbol Municipal Theater
Giza, to book tickets, call 16826 or go to www.ticketsmarche.com
Nogoum El Dohr the musical show is performed by the comedian Mohamed sobhi, addresses the daily problems of the Egyptians, featuring about thirty actors and singers from his troupe “Actors Studio”, including the veteran Samir Abdel Aziz. Co-written by Ayman Feteha, the lyrics for the show were written by Abdallah Hassan with the composition and musical production of Cherif Hemdan
(Performances every day from October 3, 7 p.m.).
Place Attaba, Tel 02 2593 7948
Salah Abdel-Sabour room
Farida piece, produced by Taliaa Theater Society, featuring Aida Fahmy is an adaptation of the play by Anton Chekhov Swan song, written and directed by Akram Mustafa. This is an actress who remembers the ups and downs of her artistic journey.
(The shows take place every day except Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.).
Zaki Tolaimat Room
The Hunchback of Notre Dame, part produced by Taliaa Theater Society, is a novel by Victor Hugo. It features actors George Achraf, Yehia Mahmoud, Mariam Al-Guindy, Heba Qenawy, decor by Hamdy Attia and costumes designed by Naaïma Agamy, and led by Nasser Abdel-Moneim
(The shows take place Daily, 7:30 p.m.).
El Horreya High School Theater
Qism Bab Sharqi, Alexandria, Tel 03 5913794
Qa’a (below), a play on the idea of human existence and the path of life on earth with all the struggles it causes for man and his existence. The show is the end of studies project of Nogoum Presqueaqbal Theater Society workshop, written by Mahmoud Mohsen, and led by Mohamed moursi
(The shows take place on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.).
* A version of this article is published in the October 21, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly