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Art Alert: Women's oppression in a masculine society discussed in Cairo theatre play

Mohamed Sobhi's commercial theatre play Ana Wl Nahla Wl Daboor will be staged at Sama Sonbol Theatre

Ahram Online , Thursday 14 Nov 2019
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A satirical play Ana Wl Nahla Wl Daboor (I, the Bee and the Wasp) will be staged on several nights starting 28 November at the stage of Sama Sonbol Theatre in Giza.

According to the official brief of the performance, the play "discusses women's oppression in a masculine society. This is the first play to defend women's rights in a satirical way and shows that women's role is crucial."

Directed by Mohamed Sobhi, the play is based on a text by Ayman Feteha.

Graduate of the Academy of Theatrical Arts, Mohamed Sobhi is a well known Egyptian film, television and stage actor and director.

As an actor he is known mainly for portraying comic characters while as a director he often works on a satirical/comedy-infused material, attracting large audiences to the commercial theatre sector.

His new play Ana Wl Nahla Wl Daboor will see its first run in this season on 28 November. It is yet to be announced for how long the play will remain on Sama Sonbol Theatre's stage.

Tickets to the play vary between LE 200 and LE 700.

Programme:

28 November at 8pm, followed by more performances (schedule to be announced)
Sama Sonbol Theatre, 50 km, Cairo-Alex Desert Road, 200m after Exit 4 (20 km after the toll station), Giza 

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