Amir Taz Palace
27 Al-Syoufiya St, off Al-Saliba St, Al-Khalifa District, Tel 02 2514 2581
Sahena Ya Sina(We Woke Up Sinai), a play on the Six October War victories, casting Khaled Mahmoud, Mohamed Abdel-Wahab, RandaIbrahim, music composed by Hatem Ezzat, costumes design by Noha Derag, written by Khamis Ezz Al-Arab, directed by Essam Al-Shweikh
(Performances run daily starting Sunday 6 October for two weeks, Free Entry, 8pm).
Cairo Festival City
King Lear, an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s masterpiece about the aging king of Britain who decides to step down from the throne and divide his kingdom evenly among his three daughters. Unable to believe that his beloved daughters are betraying him, Lear slowly goes insane and goes through a dramatic tragedy in his life. It castsYehia Al- Fakhrany, Ahmed Fouad Selim, Nedal Al Shafei, Reham Abdel- Ghaffour, Heba Magdyand is directed by Tamer Karam
(No mobile phones are allowed inside the theatre, 10, 11 October, 10pm).
American University in Cairo, Downtown Campus, 24 Falaki St, Downtown Cairo, Tel 012 88721446
Clôture de L’Amour (The End of Love), a play by Pascal Rambert, performed byMohamed Hatem andNanda Mohamed, set design by Daniel Jeanneteau, light design byPascal Rambert and Jean-Francois Besnard, assistant directorShaymaa Shoukry with translation to Arabic byShadi El-Hosseiny. It is about two lovers confront one another. Two visions, two bodies, two monologues on how their love has come to an end (Thurs 10, Fri 11, Sat 12 and Sun 13, 8-9.20pm, Lobby doors open at 7.30pm, doors open at 8pm and close at 8.10pm).
The Floating Theatre
Abdel-Aziz Al-Saoud St, in front of Salaheddin Mosque, Al Manial, Tel 02 2368 4047, 012 8531 1358/ 0100 5233623
The House of Ghosts, a play casts the first batch of graduates of “Start Your Dream” workshop. It is written and directed by Mahmoud Gamal Hedeni (Performances run daily, 7pm).
Gezira Youth Centre
Saraya Al Gezira St, Zamalek, Tel 02 37125110
Kaanak Tarah (As If You Are Seeing Him), a play written byNesma Samir and directed by Maher Mahmoud (Thurs 10, Fri 11, Sat 12 October, 8pm).
Grand Nile Tower
Corniche Al-Nil, Garden City, Tel 16826
Misr Theatre new season is here! Come watch your loved stars Ashraf Abdel Baki, Ali Rabeia, Mohamed Anwar, Hamdi Al-Merghany, Wizzo, Mustafa Khater on stage in a new play
(10, 11, 12 October, 8pm and each buyer is allowed a maximum of five tickets per purchase).
The International Park
Madinet Nasr District
A number of theatrical shows on the Six October War victories, performed by Al-Shams (The Sun) Theatre Company for those with special abilities (Performances run daily, 8pm).
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).
Maarouf, Qasr Al-Nile, Downtown, Tel 02 2574 5651
The Cats, a play performed by the National Theatre Company for Children.It is about the acceptance of the other regardless of his colour, or religion. It casts Randa Qotb, Sayed Gabr, Gala Osman, décor and costumes design by Fadi Foukia, music composed by Salah Al-Sharnoubi, written by Safwat Zeinhom and directed by Safwat Sobhi (Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 7pm).
Naguib Al-Rehani Theatre
17 Emad Al Din Street, downtown, Cairo, near cosmos cinema
Tel, 02 25913697, 02 25892103
Garima Fel Maadi(A Crime in Maadi), a play performed by a group of budding actors trained by comedian Ashraf Abdel-Baki, who is also the director. You’ll enjoy two hours of nonstop laughing
(Thursday 10 October, 9pm).
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 Attab Post Office, Cairo, Tel, 02 25917783
The Optimist, a play revolves around the story of a person who overcomes obstacles and social illnesses to reach his goal through the merit of optimism. It casts Sameh Hussein, Sahar Al-Saygh, Ahmed Siyam, Ayat Magdy. The play is an adaptation of Candide Voltaire’sThe Optimist, directed by Islam Imam
(Performances run daily except Wednesdays, 9pm).
101 Qasr Al-Aini St, Tel 02 2795 2484/2794 3016/010 21521501
Aoubor wa Intesar (Bridging and Victory), a play written and directed by Mohamed Al-Kholi (Performances start on Saturday 12 October, 7pm).
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
The Lake, a theatrical performance adapted from a novel by the Japanese novelist Yasunari Kawabata, dramaturgy and directed bySherifHamdy(Thursday 10 October, 7pm).
Beram Al-Tunsi Theatre
Al-Gaish St, Al Azaritah, Qesm Bab Sharqi, Alexandria, Tel (03)5929960/5913835
Youm Alnasr(The Day of Victory), a celebration features a galaxy of artists, produced by Alexandria Theatre Company to mark the victory of Six October War, written by Mohamed Mustafa and directed by Islam Abdel-Shafeaa (Performances run daily starting Sunday 6 October for two weeks, Free Entry,8pm).
*A version of this article appears in print in the 10 October, 2019 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.