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
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).
The Floating Theatre
Abdel-Aziz Al-Saoud St, in front of Salaheddin Mosque, Al Manial, Tel 02 2368 4047, 012 8531 1358/ 0100 5233623
Caligula play by Albert Camus is the latest theatrical production of the Youth Theatre Company. It casts Mohamed Ali Rizk, Rabab Tarek, Otaka, Mohamed Diab, and many more. Lighting by Abu-Bakr El-Sherif, music by Mohamed Khaled, movement designs by Hany Hassan. It is directed by Mohamed Ezz Eddin
(Performances run daily, 7pm).
Metropol (The Children’s National) Theatre
6 Halim St, the beginning of 26th July, Attaba, Downtown, Tel 02 2593 3334
101 Isolation, a play casts Abdel-Moneim Riyad, Ahmed Osman, Haidy Abdel-Khalek, Mohamed Mabrouk, Nada Afifi, and many more, written by Ali Abdel-Qawy, décor by Noha Nabil, costumes designed by Heba Magdy, music by Ahmed Nabil and directed by Mohamed Darwish (Performances run daily, 7pm).
Al-Qawmi (The National) Theatre
Al Attaba Square, in front of Attab Post Office, Cairo, Tel, 02 25917783
Al-Hafeed (The Grandson) play is an adaptation of author Abdel-Hamid Gouda Al-Sahar’s novel. It is a social comedy about the Egyptian family that suffers from the negative impact of customs and traditions on its members and their psychology. The play casts actors Lucy, Abed Enany, Tamer Farag, Mohamed Mabrouk, Rana Khattab and many more, with music composed by Karim Arafa, lighting designed by Hazem Ahmed, décor built up by Hamdy Attiya, and directed by Youssef Al-Mansour (Performances run daily, 9pm).
101 Qasr Al-Aini St, Tel 02 2795 2484/2794 3016/010 21521501
Hamlet Belmaqloub (Hamlet inside out) play casts Amr Al-Qady, Khaled Mahmoud, Samar Gaber, Nehad Said, and a number of budding actors, with décor and lighting by Sobhy El-Sayyed, costumes designed by Marwa Aouda, written by Sameh Mahran and directed by Mazen Al-Gharabawi (Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 9pm).
Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC)
AUC Tahrir Square
Love and Stranger Things 15-minute plays are performed by ACT Theatre Group, a not-for-profit cultural organization comprised of mainly AUC Theatre department alumni and led by former AUC theater professor Leila Saad. Founded in 2009, ACT strives to engage audience of all ages in an ongoing dialogue of ideas, and to encourage cooperative work and lifelong learning as a core community value. ACT is back with six short plays, all centered around contemporary themes.
Sandbox, written by Scott Mullen and directed by Alaa Shalaby
The Subtext of Texting, written by Lorin Howard and directed by Dalia Kholeif
My Scale is Lying to Me, written by Scott Mullen and directed by Mido Abou Youssef
Chocolate, written by Frederick Stroppel, directed by Menna El-Laithy
The Stronger, written by August Strindberg, directed by Menna El-Laithy
It’s Only a Minute Guy, written by John Franceschini and directed by Leila Saad (Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June, 8pm).
Attaba Square, Tel 02 2593 7948
Zaki Tolaimat Hall
Love in the Time of Cholera play is based on Nobel prize winner Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez’s novel carrying the same name. The play casts actors Dina Ahmed, Mohamed Farid, Aya Khalaf, Mahmoud El-Betar and many more, with music composed by Walid El-Shahawi, lighting designed by Ezz Helmy, décor built up by Mina Reda, new theatrical vision by Mina Bebawy and directed by Al-Said Mansy
(Performances run until Thursday 9 June, 9pm).
*A version of this article appears in print in the 9 June, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.