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).
Al Balloon Theatre
Agouza, across the street from the Nile, by the 26 July Bridge, Tel 02 3347 1718
The Magic of Dreams, a theatrical performance produced by The National Troupe for Folk Musicand celebrates the victories of Six October War. It is written and directed by Hossam Atta, and casts actors Inas Mekki, Magdy Fekry, Neven Refaat, Reda Ramzy, Mohamed Antar, Omnia Fathy, and many more. Poetry written by Kawthar Mustafa, Music composed by Ahmed Mohie, Music Distribution by Amr Abdel-Fattah, costumes designed by Gamal Abdo and cinematography by Ahmed Badrakhan.
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).
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
(17, 18, 19 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).
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 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 9pm and Sundays, 7.30pm).
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 for two weeks, 7pm).
Saad Zaghloul Cultural Centre
2 Saad Zaghloul Street next to Saad Zaghloul Cemetery,Al-Mounira,Tel 02 2795 6864/02
Rumors Rumors, a play produced by the Theatre Artistic House casting Soukar El-Sherif, Atef Abdel-Wahab, Hanadi Mohamed, and many more. It is written by Metwali Hamed and directed by Mahmoud Sedqi (Performances run daily except Fridays, 13 to 22 October, Free Entry, 6.30pm).
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
Akram Alhelm Dafnoh(burying the dream is the best for it), a play performed by Message Theatre Company (Monday 21 October, 7pm).
Attaba Square, Tel 02 2593 7948
Salah Abdel-Sabour Hall
Nouh Al-Hamam(Cry of the Pigeons), a play casts Sawsan Rabie, Yasser Ezzat, Nashwa Hassan and Ahmed Magdy, written and directed by Akram Mustafa (Performances run from 15 to 19 October, 6.30pm).
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Noufal, a theatrical performance by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Children Theatre Group(Saturday 19October, 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 17 October, 2019 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.