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 26, 27 September and 3, 4 October, 10pm).
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
(26, 27, 28 September, 8pm and each buyer is allowed a maximum of five tickets per purchase).
Media City, 6 October City, Cairo
Three Days in Al-Sahel, starring comedian Mohamed Heniedy with a number of rising stars, directed by Magdy Al-Hawary
(3 and 4 October, 10pm).
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 26 September, 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
Bint Arabi Opera, a theatrical performance produced by Al-Shams Theatre Company for talents with special abilities starring Maher Mahmoud, Alaa Qouqa, Nehad Abdel-Fattah and Yasmine Farag, costumes by Amira Saber, written by Yasmine Farag and directed by Hisham Ali (Performances run daily, 8.30pm).
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
Alkaa(The Lower Depths), a play performed by Broadway Theatre Company, written by Maxim Gorky and directed by Radwan Galal (Monday 30 September,7pm).
Beram Al-Tunsi Theatre
Al-Gaish St, Al Azaritah, Qesm Bab Sharqi, Alexandria, Tel (03)5929960/5913835
Hammam Al-Sett, a play starring Nada Bassiouni, Mohamed Ezz, Ziyad Youssef, Alaa Zeinhom, Islam Salahamong others. Shows are designed by Mohamed Mezo, written and directed by Gamal Yaqout (Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 9pm).
*A version of this article appears in print in the 26 September, 2019 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.