Don’t miss Antigone’s Law theatrical production showing at Falaki Theatre

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 15 Nov 2022

Antigone s Law
Antigone s Law

 

American University in Cairo

New Cairo Campus
Falaki Theatre

Antigone’s Law theatrical production is an adaptation of Sophocles’ tragedy, Antigone. Presented in modern times and spoken Egyptian, the play depicts the sadness of a whole city in the aftermath of a destructive civil war where a brother killed his brother, and the curse on the house of Oedipus continues to his children. Directed by Dina Amin, the tragedy is depicted from the point of view of Antigone and the women of Thebes as they mourn the dead and debate issues such as state versus family and civil disobedience versus love of country 

(17 and 19 November, 7-9pm). 

 

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
Arousty (my doll), a children play directed by Mohamed Nour
(Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 7pm).  

 

 

Cairo Show Theatre

Movenpick Hotel 6th of October, Giza

Yama fi elgerab ya 7awy (the pod is full of surprises) play’s actions happen in the atmosphere of the exciting Alf Leila wa Leila, the story revolves around Shehata the funny resourceful beggar, that was arrested in a robbery accident and led to Al Moataser who orders his hand to be cut off, but he changes his mind in the last minute and decides to use Shehata to kill the Caliph. The task of killing the Caliph turns into a journey full of surprises, its events escalate and intertwine in a breathtaking manner that provokes laughter and tears, and Shehata is always having a way for every impasse 

(18 November, 9pm).

 

 

Metropol (The Children’s National) Theatre

6 Halim St, the beginning of 26th July, Attaba, Downtown, Tel 02 2593 3334
Beauty and the Beast, a play for children casts Bahaa Tharwat, Sayed Ragab, Hanaa Said, Ayman Beshay, Nashwa Hassan and many more, written by Nasser Mahmoud and directed by Mahmoud Hassan (Performances run daily except Mondays, 7.30pm).

 

 

Must Opera House 

Al-Motamayez District, next to Dar Al Fouad Hospital, 6 October City, Giza, Tel 01094444273/4/5 – 16828

Anistoona play starring Donia Samir Ghanim, Baioumy Fouad, Karim Afify, Samy Moghawry, Amr Abdel-Aziz, written by Karim Samy, Ahmed Abdel-Wahab, and directed by Khaled Galal

(17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 November, 8pm). 

 

 

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 on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, 9pm).

 

 

Al-Salam Theatre

101 Qasr Al-Aini St, Tel 02 2795 2484/2794 3016/010 21521501  

Helm Gamil (a beautiful dream), a musical produced by the Comedy Theatre Company based on Charlie Chaplin’s masterpiece. It tells the story of a vagabond who is touring the streets singing and dancing and suddenly he meets a rich man who is trying to committee suicide, he saves his life and took him to live at his home. It casts Sameh Hussein, Sara Derzawy, Ezzat Zein, Rasha Fouad and many more. Décor by Hazem Shebl, costumes designed by Naaima Agamy, choreography by Diaa Shafiq, and directed by Islam Imam 

(Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 8pm).

 

 

Taliaa Theatre

Attaba Square, Tel 02 2593 7948

Zaki Tolaimat Hall

Cela (bond) play is performed by the Faculty of Arts theatre company, Ein Shams University, directed by Ahmed Alaa 

(Performances run daily until 18 November, 8pm).

 

 

 

 

ALEXANDRIA 

 

Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999 

BACC Main Hall

The Black Tuesday 1929 theatrical performance, directed by Mohamed Farag Elkhashab (19 November, 7pm).


*A version of this article appears in print in the 17 November, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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