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Saturday,19 January, 2019
Issue 1392, (3 - 9 May 2018)

Ahram Weekly

Qawaaid Al-Ashq Al-Arbaain

The Forty Rules of Adoration
The Forty Rules of Adoration

The American University in Cairo

AUC New Cairo Campus, Centre for the Arts

Gerhart Theatre

The Future is in Eggs, is Romanian-French playwright Eugene Ionesco’s classic comedy performed and produced by the AUC Theatre, featuring an all student cast. Written by Ionesco in 1957, the play focuses on the pressures of its two young lovers, Jacques and Roberta, to produce eggs, under the constant pressure of their interfering families. Typical of Ionesco’s many theatrical journeys into absurdity, the play ridicules the banality of postwar human existence in a manner that allows its audience to laugh their way through a variety of possible interpretations.

The play is directed by graduating senior Adham Kassem; designed by senior student Ameena Houta; lighting design by Samy Sokkar and costume design by Yara Mahmoud

(Thursday 3 May; Sunday 6 May; and Monday 7 May from 7pm, Saturday 5 May and Tuesday 8 May, from 5pm).  


Artistic Creativity Centre Theatre
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek
Sallem Nafsak (Surrender), a play about the future version of Egypt which turned into a Utopia visited by someone with foul values, stars number of young talents, adapted and directed by Khaled Galal (Performances run daily except Wednesdays, 7pm).

The Cairo Puppet Theatre
Next to the Al-Attaba Metro Station, Tel 02 2591 0954
Al-Laaba Al-Shaaya (The Naughty Toy), a children play written by Hussein Al-Sawaf, puppets movement by Amira Adel, décor by Amir Abdel-Massih and directed by Hany Ezzeddin
(Performances run on Thursdays and Fridays, 6.30pm).


Al-Ghad (Tomorrow) Theatre

Next to Balloon Theatre, Al-Agouza, Tel 02 3304 3187

Al-Saa Al-Akheira (The Last Hour), a play performed by Al-Ghad Theatre Company and describes the last hour of the life of the American pilot who dropped the atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima and the psychological suffering he went through after dropping the first atomic bomb in history. Written by Sawiris Cultural Foundation award winner for the same book Eissa Gamaleddin, the play casts among many others Samia Atef, Sherif Sobhi, décor and costume design by Mohamed Hamed and directed by Nasser Abdel-Moneim (Performances run daily, 9pm).

Metropol (The Children’s National) Theatre

6 Halim St, the beginning of 26th July, Attaba, Downtown, Tel 02 2593 3334
Shams wa Amar, a musical play for children starring Sameh Yousry, Inas Nour, Mahmoud Abdel-Ghaffar written by FatmaYoussef music by Attiya Mahmoud, choreography by Atef Awad, costumes by Mohamed Abdel Meneim and directed by Mahmoud Al-Alfy
(Performances run Thursdays and Fridays, 7pm).

Miami Theatre

Maarouf, Qasr Al-Nile, Downtown, Tel 02 2574 5651

Komedia Al-Boaasaa (Comedy of The Miserable), a play performed by the Comedy Theatre Company. It is an adaptation of Victor Hugo’s epic historical novel Les Miserables casting Rana Samaha, Mahmoud Ezzat, Maya Maher and many more, décor by Amr Al-Ashraf, costume design by Naaima Al-Agamy, written and directed by Marwa Radwan (Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 8pm).


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
Edhak Lama Tmout (Die Laughing), a political satirical comedy of two friends living in modern Cairo starring Nabil Al-Halafawi, Mahmoud Al-Guindy, Salwa Othman and others, décor by Mahmoud Al-Gharib, music by Hisham Gabr written by the great Egyptian playwright Lenin Al-Ramly and directed by Esam Al-Sayed (Performances run Saturdays, Mondays and Thursdays, 9pm and Sundays and Fridays, 7.30pm).


Al-Salam Theatre

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

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

Safia, a play performed by Kian (Entity) Theatre Company, directed by Manal Omar (Monday 7 May, 7pm). 


Taliaa Theatre
Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Tel 02 2593 7948/2592 0522
Salah Abdel-Sabour Hall
U Turn, a play based on Thornton Wilder’s play, The Skins of Our Teeth, depicting that the end of the world started with the first sin, starring Sherif Khairallah, Haidy Abdel-Khaleq, Reham Abou-Bakr and others, music arranged by Sadek Rabiaa, décor and costumes by Mahmoud Al-Gharib, adaptation and poems by Sameh Othman and directed by Al-Said Mansy

(Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 6pm).
Zaki Tolaimat Hall
Yaoum An Qatalu Al-Ghenaa (The Day They Killed Singing) a play on the struggle between two brothers in their journey of searching for the secret of existence and the secret of universe,   starring Yasser Sadek, Alaa Qouta, Hend Abdel-Halim, directed by Tamer Karam with décor by Mohamed Saad, and costumes designed by Marwa Mounir

(Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 7pm).



Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Main Hall

The Man Who and the Woman That, a BA Theatre Production Grant Performance performed by Bedaya (Beginning) Theatre Company, written by Sameh Osman, and directed by Sameh Al-Hadari

(Thursday 3 and Friday 4 May, 8pm).

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