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Current issue | Issue 1367, (2 - 8 November 2017)
Monday,16 July, 2018
Issue 1367, (2 - 8 November 2017)

Ahram Weekly

Walad Al-Balad

Walad Al-Balad
Walad Al-Balad

Al-Balloon Theatre Agouza, across the street from the Nile, by the 26 July Bridge, Tel 02 3347 1718 Salah Jahin Hall Walad Al-Balad (Country People), a play produced by The Modern Theatre Company tackling a number of critical social issues such as corruption and the civil service law. Starring Shadi Asaad, Wael Mustafa, Aya Gamal and many more, written by Mustafa Selim and directed by Mohamed Al-Sharqawi (Performances run daily, 8pm).

The Cairo Puppet Theatre
Next to the Al-Attaba Metro Station, Tel 02 2591 0954
Cindrella, The famous Cindrella story with décor and puppets designed by Naglaa Rafaat, music composed by Sherif Nour and directed by Lotfy Al Sayed  
(Performances run on Thursdays and Fridays, 6.30pm).

Falaki Theatre 24 Falaki Street, Cairo, Tel 02 27976852 Hal Al-Dafayer (Loose the Braids) is a kid friendly comedic play that seeks to lay bare the social problems facing young men and women in Egypt today, written by Mohamed Fouad Abdeen and Sally Zohney directed by Mohamed Fouad Abdeen. (Performances run Friday 4 to Wednesday 8 November, 6pm).  

Al-Ghad (Tomorrow) Theatre
Next to Al-Balloon Theatre, Al-Agouza, Tel 02 3304 3187
Al Thamina Masaan (Eight pm), a play about forgiveness and revenge revolves around four people deciding to revenge each other at the same time leaving the final call to the spectators. It casts among many others Wafaa Al-Hakim, Mohamed Abdel-Azim, Lamiaa Karam, Nael Ali, Nour Al-Gazzar, Poetry written and recited by Abdallah Hassan, written by Yasmine Farag and directed by Hesham Ali.
(Performances run daily except Mondays, 8pm).

Grand Nile Tower
Corniche Al-Nil, Garden City, Tel 16826
The third season of Misr Theatre Company presents plays nine and ten casting Ashraf Abdel-Baqi, Ali Rabiaa, Hamdy Al-Merghany, Mustafa Khater, Dina among others  
(plays eleven and twelve on Thursday 2, Friday 3 and Saturday 4 November, 8pm).

Malak Opera Theatre
9 A Khalig Al-Khour St, Azbekiya district, Ramses, Tel 0122 3417152  
Abn Alaih (The Son of ….), an impressive youth musical produced by Malak Theatre Company, and is based on Charles Dickens’s novel Oliver Twist. It casts Nasser Shahin, the Voice Kids talents programme star Youssef Farag, Mohamed Yehia, Ahmed Nasser, Ahmed Hisham, Mariam Sami, dance shows choreographed by Mohamed Ashri, who is also the director of the play
(Performances run daily, 8.30pm).

Metropol (The Children’s National) Theatre
6 Halim St, the beginning of 26th July, Attaba, Downtown, Tel 02 2593 3334
Snow White, a play about the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, starring Marwa Abdel-Monein, Mustafa Haggag, Sayed Gabr, costumes designed by Naaima Agami, décor by Hazem Shabl, directed by Mohsen Marzouq
(Performances run daily, 6.30pm).

Miami Theatre
Maarouf St, Qasr Al-Nile, Downtown, Tel 02 2574 5651
Selfie Maa Al Mout (A Selfie With Death), a monodrama play starring Nashwa Moustafa, written by Nashwa Moustafa and directed by Mohamed Alaam
(Performances run daily, 7.30pm).
Al Asal Asal (Honey is Honey), a play starring Ola Ramy, Hassan Al-Arabi, Fatmah Mohamed Ali, written by Samir Al-Asfoury and directed by Emile Shawqi  
(Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 9.30pm).
The National Circus
27 Abdel-Khaleq Tharwat, Cairo, Tel 02 3347 0503
Offering a number of entertaining performances, including clowns, trained dogs, lions and horses
(Performances run daily except Wednesdays, 9.30pm).

Al-Qawmi (The National) Theatre
Al-Attaba Square, in front of Attaba Post Office, Cairo, Tel 02 2591 7783/1267/7561
Layla Min Alf Layla, a play starring Egyptian actor Yehia Al-Fakharani, Lotfi Labib, singer Mohamed Mohsen, written by Beram Al-Tonsi and directed by Mohsen Helmi.
(Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 9pm).

Al-Salam Theatre
101 Qasr Al-Aini St, Tel 02 2795 2484/2794 3016  
Qawaaid Al-Ashq Al-Arbaain (The Forty Rules of Adoration), a play based on Elaf Shafaq’s novel starring Bahaa Tharwat, Fawziya, Ezzat Zein, Dina Ahmed, singer Amira Abu-Zeid, religious chanter Samir Azmi, together with the Arab Mawlawiya troupe among others, with dramaturgy by Rasha Abdel-Moneim, music composed by Mohamed Hosni, décor by Mustafa Hamed, costumes by Maha Abdel-Rahman and Adel Hassan
(Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 8pm).
El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
Wisdom Hall
Hara Watanya (A Patriotic Alley), an Arabic play performed by Al Sera, an independent Egyptian Theatre Company
(Monday 6 November, 7pm).
Sonbol City
Ghazal Al Banat (Flattering of The Girls), a big comedy and musical show from the theatre heritage of theatre icon Naguib Al-Rehany, through which comedian Mohamed Sobhy is back on stage. It is written and directed by Mohamed Sobhy
(Acts take place each week on Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday from Thursday 26 October to 12 November).

Taliaa Theatre
Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Tel 02 2593 7948/2592 0522
Salah Abdel-Sabour Hall
Al Galsa: Shoghl Afareet (The Session: Deeds of Imps), a play starring Taha Khalifa, Fahd Ibrahim, Mido Abdel-Qader, Marina Magdi, written and directed by Monadel Antar with décor and lighting by Amro Al-Ashraf, costumes by Marwa Aouda and executive director Amr Atef. (Performances run from Thursday 2 to Saturday 4 November, 7.30pm). 

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