Falaki Mainstage Theatre
AUC Tahrir Campus, Downtown, 24 Falaki St, Downtown Cairo, Tel 012 88721446
Al-Sira Al-Helaleya, the Warsha Theatre company is reviving heritage performing lyrical verses that tell epic tales performed by masters of the craft (19 April, 8.30-10pm, Free and open to the public).
The Floating Theatre
Abdel-Aziz Al-Saoud St, in front of Salaheddin Mosque, Al Manial, Tel 02 2368 4047, 012 8531 1358/ 0100 5233623
Helmak Aalena play is performed by the third batch of graduates of “Start Your Dream” workshop, produced by the Youth Theatre and directed by Abeer Lotfy
(Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 7pm).
Al-Ghad (Tomorrow) Theatre
Next to Balloon Theatre, Al-Agouza, Tel 02 3304 3187
Baad Akher Rosasa (After the Last Bullet) play casts Tarek Sharaf, Maye Reda, Mohamed Diab, Inas El-Masry and many more with music by Hisham Taha, décor by Mohamed Hashem, written by Ali Abdel-Naby and directed by Sherif Sobhy (Performances run daily, 7pm).
Metropol (The Children’s National) Theatre
6 Halim St, the beginning of 26th July, Attaba, Downtown, Tel 02 2593 3334
Koki’s Heaven, a play for children casts Bouthayna Rashwan, Galal Osman, Mony, Kamal Zaghloul and many more, written by Ali Abu-Salem and directed by Safwat Sobhi
(Performances run daily except Mondays, 7.30pm).
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).
101 Qasr Al-Aini St, Tel 02 2795 2484/2794 3016/010 21521501
Khetat Cupid (cupid's plan) play casts actors Abdel-Moneim Riyad, Kareem El-Hosseiny, Nawal Samir, and many more. Décor by Ahmed Amin, lighting by Abu Bakr El-Sherif, music by Tamer Abdel-Meguid, written by Abdallah El-Shaaer, and directed by Ahmed Fouad (Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 8pm).
El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, underneath the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
Kara’s Curse play is performed by the Theatrical Charisma Company, written and directed by Amr Darwish (27 March, 9pm).
Attaba Square, Tel 02 2593 7948
Salah Abdel-Sabour Hall
Beit Rose (the house of rose), play is produced by Taliaa Theatre
starring Sally Said, Nadia Hassan, Samah Selim, Haggar Hatem, décor and costumes designed by Heba El-Komy, music composed by Rafiq Youssef, written and directed by Mahmoud Gamal Hedeny
(Performances run daily, 7.30pm).
Anfoushy Cultural Centre
1 Raas Alteen Palace St, Algomrok district, Tel (03) 4804805
Almalak Hammam wa Aasabet Aldabaa (King Hammam and the gang of hyenas) play is produced by Alexandria Theatre Company starring Reda Edris, Ibrahim El-Mallah, Mohamed Gaber, and children Mariam Ehab, Lara Adel, Nourseen, written and directed by Ehab Mabrouk (Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 7.30pm).
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Conference Centre Main Hall
Eyaḥa: Ramadan’s Nostalgia theatrical performance is performed by Al-Dana Theatre Group, choreographed by Ahmed Younes, written and directed by Ehab Younes (8 April, 9pm).
* A version of this article appears in print in the 23 March, 2023 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly