Sayyedat Alfagr play is now showing at Taliaa Theatre

Reham El-Adawi , Monday 2 Aug 2021

Sayyedat Alfagr
Sayyedat Alfagr

The Culture Ministry applies all precautionary and preventive measures with daily sterilization of the theatres in order to ensure the safety of the public, artists and workers.


The Cairo Puppet Theatre
Next to the Al-Attaba Metro Station, Tel 02 2591 0954
Nogoum Men Khashab (stars made of wood) children play is written by Hamdy Attia, and directed by Sayed Rostoum
(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
Small Theatre
Afrah Alqoba, play produced by the Youth Theatre Company is based on Naguib Mahfouz novel bearing the same name. It casts Abdel-Moneim Riyad, Mohamed Tamer, Samar Allam, Fatema Adel, Mena Nabil and many more. Décor and lighting by Amr Al-Ashraf, costumes designed by Abeer Badrawi, movement designs by Monadel Antar. It is written and directed by Mohamed Youssef Almansour
 (Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 9pm).


Grand Tiba Theatre
Tiba Mall, Nasr City, for tickets call 16826
Abo El Araby fi Mohema Rasmia (Abo El Araby in a mission impossible), a comedy about the making of Abo El Araby and his transformation into a new character as an expert in nuclear energy. The play is starring Hani Ramzy, Dalia Al-Beheiry, Ahmed Fathy, Mohamed Gomaa, Haggag Abdel-Azim and Laila Ezz Al-Arab, written by Mohsen Rizk and directed by Tamer Karam
(30 July, 8.30pm).


Metropol (The Children’s National) Theatre
6 Halim St, the beginning of 26th July, Attaba, Downtown, Tel 02 2593 3334
Afrakhoush play casts Ahmed Saad, Hassan Youssef, Hanaa Said among others, written by Eissa Gamal and directed by Adel Alkomy
(Performances run on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 7.30pm).



Al-Qawmi (The National) Theatre
Al Attaba Square, in front of Attab Post Office, Cairo, Tel, 02 25917783
Lailatkom Saida (good evening) play is an adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Chorus Girl short story. The play casts actors Mohamed Ali Rizk, Mariam Al-Sokary, Marwa Eid, Nadeem Hisham, written and directed by Khaled Galal
(Performances run daily except Wednesdays, 9pm).



Al-Salam Theatre
101 Qasr Al-Aini St, Tel 02 2795 2484/2794 3016/010 21521501 
Dogs, a play produced by the Youth Theatre Company, starring the second batch of graduates of “Start Your Dream” workshop. The play is written by Gamal Hedeny, décor by Hamdy Attia, costumes designed by Amira Saber, and directed by Kamal Attia
(Performances on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 8pm).


Taliaa Theatre
Attaba Square, Tel 02 2593 7948
Zaki Tolaimat Hall
Sayyedat Alfagr (Lady of the Dawn), play casts Nashwa Ismail, Maye Reda, Magdy Shoukry, Wafaa Abdu, Khaled Youssef and many more. It is an adoption of Spanish writer Alejandro Casona’s play Lady of the Dawn and directed by Osama Raouf
(Performances run on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 7.30pm).
Alsandouq (The Box), a play produced by Taliaa Theatre Company. In an absurd comical style, the play revolves around a group of people in a crisis, all locked in one unidentified place and they don’t know each other but have one dream which is to get out of this place. The play is an adaptation of Taha Sadat’s story Dreams of Dolls. It features actors Yasser Altobgy, Nasser Shahin, Taha Khalifa, Amira Abdel-Rahman, décor and costumes designed by Fady Foukiya, with music composed by Hassan Zaki and directed by Reda Hassanein    
(Performances run on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 9pm).


ALEXANDRIA

Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Zahab Al Lailo (night has gone), theatrical performance about late actor, singer and composer Mohamed Fawzy is written by Ahmed Askar and directed by Said Kabeel (31 July and 1 August, 8pm).
Hor Wi Al-Asfour (hor and the bird), theatrical performance is written by Ahmed Abdel-Gawad and directed by Nadet Adel
(2 and 3 August, 8pm).


Lycee El Horreya Theatre
Qism Bab Sharqi, Alexandria, Tel 03 5913794
Qa’a (bottom), a play on the idea of the human existence and the life journey on earth with all struggles it causes for man and his existence. The show is the graduation project of Nogoum Almostaqbal Theatre Company workshop, written by Mahmoud Mohsen, and directed by Mohamed Moursi
(Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 7pm).


El Sahel Theatre
Time Marina Hotel, North Coast
Gareema Fel Maadi, Masraheya Kolaha Ghalat (A Crime in Maadi, The Play that Goes Wrong), a play performed by a group of budding actors trained by comedian Ashraf Abdel-Baky, who is also the director. The Play That Goes Wrong is an English play that won the highest awards in British and American theatres including the Lawrence Oliver and Tony Awards in 2015 and 2017 respectively. It is also considered to be one of the best onstage comedies since its creation in 2014. Abdel-Baky flew to The Mischief Theatre Company in London, acquired the performing rights to the play, and translated it into Egyptian Arabic. The Egyptian version is now showing under the title, Gareema Fel Maadi, Masraheya Kolaha Ghalat with two separate casts. Abdel-Baky, together with the group of actors have personally renovated the theatre recently and was able to restore its essence and former glory
(29, 30 and 31 July, 10pm).
 

 *A version of this article appears in print in the 29 July, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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