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Large turnout for Jordanian play 'Barr' at Alexandria Theatre Festival for Specialised Institutes

The festival (3-8 December) presents workshops and 10 plays by students of theatre institutes and departments from Egypt and Arab countries

Ahram Online , Saturday 7 Dec 2019
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Audience at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina's small hall (Photo: courtesy of the Alexandria Theatre Festival for Specialised Institutes)
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The Jordanian theatre play titled Barr ("Seashore") opened the Alexandria Theatre Festival for Specialised Institutes on 4 December, attracting large audiences to the Bibliotheca Alexandrina's Small Hall.

Barr is inspired by the play The Blind (Les aveugles) by the Belgian playwright Maurice Maeterlinck.

Written and directed by Dalal Fayyad (Jordanian actress and theatre director), the play featured students of Jordan University's theatre department: Dana Abu Laban, Mohammed Abdel Baset, Hani Al-Khaldi, Mohammad Al-Marashdah, among others.

The Alexandria Theatre Festival for Specialised Institutes kicked off on 3 December and continues until 8 December in Alexandria.

Being the first of its kind festival in the Arab region, the festival showcases theatrical works by Egyptian and Arab students.

Apart from the 10 performances staged during the festival, several workshops are held for young theatre-makers.

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