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).
Cairo Festival City
Al-Tagamouaa Al-Khamis, New Cairo
Al-Gamila wa El-Wahsh (Beauty and the Beast) is an entertaining story, musical, and dancing kids and family theatre show that is amusing, visually dazzling and imaginary for all family members, written and directed by Mohsen Rizk (5 August, 8pm).
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 except Tuesdays, 7pm).
Al-Ghad (Tomorrow) Theatre
Next to Balloon Theatre, Al-Agouza, Tel 02 3304 3187
Zoroni Kol Sana Mara (visit me once a year) play, produced by the Freedom Centre for Creativity in Alexandria, will be shown as part of as part of the 15th edition of the National Festival of Egyptian Theatre.
The show is the product of the graduation project of the seventh batch of the actor’s studio at the centre, directed by Mohamed Morsi Ibrahim, written by Shadi El-Dali, musical vision by Mohamed Shehata, choreograph by Samir Nasri, mapping, and graphic by Mohamed El-Mamouni, lighting design by Ibrahim Ahmed, and directed by Mohamed Toson. The play revolves around the social problems of the new generations and the impact of technology on their social relations, and the impact of the street on bringing up children
(4 and 5 August, 6pm).
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Alf Aaila wa Aaila (A thousand families and a family) play is performed as part of the 15th edition of the National Festival of Egyptian Theatre
(5 and 6 August, 8pm).
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).
Rawabet Art Space
3 Hussien El Meaamar St. ext. of Mahmoud Basiouny St, from Talaat Harb Square, Downtown
After the success of Ain Gamal Vol 1, Ain Gamal is coming back at Rawabet Art Space for Vol 2. This theatrical show is an improvisation and interactive comedy show by Omar El-Gamal. The idea behind the show is to interact with the audience in one way or another so that the audience becomes part of the show (7 August, 7pm).
Attaba Square, Tel 02 2593 7948
Salah Abdel-Sabour Hall
Leilat Alqatala (night of the killers) is Jose Triana’s play translated by Fathy El-Ashri and produced by Taliaa Theatre Company, and casts Nashwa Ismail, Emile Shawki, Shaimaa Yousry, décor and costumes designed by Samah Nabil, directed by Sobhy Youssef
(Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 9pm).
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 daily except Tuesdays, 8.30pm).
*A version of this article appears in print in the 4 August, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.