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Thursday,20 September, 2018
Issue 1400, (5 - 11 July 2018)

Ahram Weekly

Comedy of the Miserable

Comedy of the Miserable
Comedy of the Miserable

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).

French Cultural Institute
Madrasset Al-Huquq Al Frinseya St, Mounira, Tel 02 2791 5800
The winning plays at the 2017 edition of Avant-Scène Festival; Victims of Duty by Faddy Samir (Thursday 19 July, 7pm) and Sudden Fall by Ismail Ibrahim (Friday 20 July, 7pm). It will be followed by a joint play performed by the winners.  

Al-Ghad (Tomorrow) Theatre
Next to Balloon Theatre, Al-Agouza, Tel 02 3304 3187
Al-Saa Al-Akheera (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).

The International Park
Madinet Nasr District
Antika (Antique), a play performed by Al-Shams (The Sun) Theatre Company for those with special abilities starring Amir Salaheddin, Inas Nour and a group of actors with special abilities, lyrics composed by Wael Awad, written by Ayman Hafez, directed by Amira Shawqi and Ayman Hafez (Performances run daily, 6.30pm).

Malak Opera Theatre
9 A Khalig Al-Khour St, Azbekiya district, Ramses, Tel 0122 3417152 
Youm Mo’atadel Gedan (A Very Calm Day), a play performed by The Youth Theatre Company, casts Kamal Attiya and a group of budding actors, poems written by Sameh Osman, music composed by Karim Arafa, costume design by Mima Mohamed, décor by Wael Abdallah and directed by Sameh Bassiouny (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 Al Qatat (The Cats), a play for children casts Merna Walid, Sayed Ragab, Mahmoud Hassan written by Safwat Zeinhom and directed by Safwat Sobhy (Performances run daily, 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).

Naguib Al-Rehani Theatre
17 Emadeddin Street, Downtown, Cairo, near cosmos cinema
Tel 02 25913697, 02 25892103
Sibouny Aghani (I want to Sing), a comedy production by Ahmed Al-Ebiary
starring veteran comedian Samir Ghanem, Talaat Zakaria, Tarek Al- Ebiary, Shaaban Abdel-Rehim, Shams, Ahmed Saad, Alaa Zeinhom and the child Loai Abdoun (Thursday 5 July, 9.45pm).  

Al Nahar Theatre
22 Al Qasr Al-Ainy Street, for tickets call 16826 Al Aayal Regaat (The Children are Back), play is the second part of the play Al Aayal Kebrat (The Children Grew Up), written by Aalwie Al- Hosseiny and directed by Mohamed Khalaf
(Thursday 5, Friday 6, Thursday 12 and Friday 13 July, 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-Salam Theatre
101 Qasr Al-Aini St, Tel 02 2795 2484/2794 3016/010 21521501  
Amr Takleef (Assignment Command), a play produced by the Modern Theatre Company, it revolves around raising awareness of the role played by the Egyptian armed forces. It casts Karim Al-Husseini, Azza Labib, Ahmed Zakariya, music composed by Ahmed Hamdy, décor by Nadia Tarabia, costume design by Ola Ali, directed by Bassem Qenawi (Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 9pm).

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
Omara 49 (Building No.49), a play performed by Thousand and Twenty Five Company, written and directed by Mahmoud Riyad (Monday 9 July, 7pm).
 

Taliaa Theatre Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Tel 02 2593 7948/2592 0522
Salah Abdel-Sabour Hall
Ana Carmen (It is Me Carmen), play starring Samaa Ibrahim, music by Aymna Al-Khayat, costumes design by Rashida Ali, written and directed by Samaa Ibrahim (Performances run daily, 9pm).
Zaki Tolaimat Hall
Al-Sira Al-Holamiya (Al-Holamiya Epic), show revolves around the concept of revenge for Hamlet but in an Upper Egyptian style starring Mohamed Ibrahim, Rafaat Said, written by Al-Hassan Mohamed and directed by Mohamed Al-Sagheir (Performances run daily, 7pm).

ALEXANDRIA

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
16th International Summer Festival (16 July-18 August)
Main Hall
Case Closed theatrical performance is directed by Wagdi Hassan (Tuesday 17 July, 8pm, Free Entry).
Main Hall
Flammable theatrical performance is directed by Ashraf Ali BACC, (Wednesday 18 July, 8pm).  

Beram Al-Tunsi Theatre
Al-Gaish St, Al Azaritah, Qesm Bab Sharqi, Alexandria, Tel (03) 5929960/5913835
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).

 

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