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Reham El-Adawi , Wednesday 28 Oct 2020
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The cultural activities have started gradually to reopen in the country. The reopening has included theatres, museums, galleries, national circus, which operate under the culture ministry. In its first stage, the resumption of activities opens at only 25 percent audience capacity across all venues.

The ministry applies all precautionary and preventive measures with daily sterilization of the theatres in order to ensure the safety of the public, artists and workers.

 

 

The Cairo Puppet Theatre
Next to the Al-Attaba Metro Station, Tel 02 2591 0954
Mahatet Masr (Egypt Station), a child play written by Mohamed Alzenaty and directed by Reda Hassanien
(Performances run on Thursdays and Fridays, 7.30pm).

 

 

The Floating Theatre

Abdel-Aziz Al-Saoud St, in front of Salaheddin Mosque, Al Manial, Tel 02 2368 4047, 012 8531 1358/ 0100 5233623

Small Theatre 

Afrah Alqoba, play produced by the Youth Theatre Company is based on Naguib Mahfouz novel bearing the same name. It casts Mohamed Youssef, Samar Allam, Fatema Adel, Mena Nabil and many more. Décor and lighting by Amr Al-Ashraf, costumes designed by Abeer Badrawi, movement designs by Monadel Antar. It is written and directed by Mohamed Youssef Almansour 

(Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 7pm).

 

Al-Ghad (Tomorrow) Theatre

Next to Balloon Theatre, Al-Agouza, Tel 02 3304 3187

The Accident, a comic play about a young man who kidnapped a girl and locked her at his house trying to force her to love him back. It casts Mido Abdel-Qader, Shaimaa Abdel-Nasser, costumes by Ahmed Farag, décor by Mohamed Fathi, written by Lenin Al-Ramly and directed by Amr Hassan

(Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 7pm).

 

 

Grand Nile Tower

Corniche Al-Nil, Garden City, Tel 16826

Sabaheya Mubaraka, is a new type of plays with two acts representing a different form of comedy starring Ali Rabeia, Os Os, Seliman Eid and directed by Ashraf Abdel-Baqi (29, 30, 31, 9pm).

 

Al-Hanager Arts Centre

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 6861

Al-Hanager Centre Square

Kaanak Tarah (As If You See Him), a play casts Mohamed Younis, Sameh Fekri, Maher Mahmoud among others, together with a group of religious chanters, written by Nesma Samir and directed by Maher Mahmoud (Thursday 29 October, 6pm).

Al-Leila Alkebira (The Big Night) puppet theatre show, written by the late Salah Jahin, music composed by the late Sayed Mekkawi, décor by Mustafa Kamel, puppets by the late Nagui Shaker and directed by the late Salah Al-Sakka (Thursday 29 October, 8pm).

 

 

Malak Opera Theatre

9 A Khalig Al-Khour St, Azbekiya district, Ramses, Tel 0122 3417152  

Ahwal Shakhsiya (Personal Affairs) play is produced by The Youth Theatre. The play tells female stories through actresses who explain their sufferings that caused them to become statues. It casts Lamiaa Gaafar, Nada Afifi, décor and costumes by Ahmed Aslaman, lighting by Ezz Helmy and directed by Ashraf Hosny

(Performances run daily, 8pm). 

 

 

Metropol (The Children’s National) Theatre

6 Halim St, the beginning of 26th July, Attaba, Downtown, Tel 02 2593 3334
Hawadeet Alaragouz (The Clown’s Tales), a play for children casts Randa Kotb, Adel Alkomy, Mahmoud Amer, written by Randa Ibrahim and directed by Mohsen Alazab (Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, 7pm). 

 

The International Park

Madinet Nasr District

Amm Yaqout (Uncle Yaqout), a play performed by Al-Shams (The Sun) Theatre Company for talents with special abilities starring Heba Asaad, Rahma Mahgoub, Ahmed Mohamed, idea by Wafaa Alhakim, written by Rahma Mahgoub and directed by Youssef Abu-Zeid (Performances run on Sundays, Thursdays, Fridays, 7pm).

 

 

Naguib Al-Rehani Theatre

17 Emad Al Din Street, downtown, Cairo, near cosmos cinema

Tel, 02 25913697, 02 25892103

El Locanda (The Hotel) is the first Sitcom to come to a stage with star comedians Ashraf Abdel-Baki, Hamdy Almarghani, Wizzo, Diab, and a group of stars. Costumes by Hala Zahwi, music by Ahmed Elmogui, décor Mahmoud Sami, lighting by Mustafa Ezzeddin, idea and directed by Ashraf Abdel-Baki 

(29, 30, 31 October, 8.30pm).

 

 

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. The play casts Sameh Hussein, Sahar Al-Saygh, Ahmed Siyam, Ayat Magdy. The play is an adaptation of Candide Voltaire’s The Optimist, directed by Islam Imam
(Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 8pm)

 

 

El-Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448

River Hall

(No entry without a mask and the hall will be open at only 25 percent audience capacity)

Halaaween (scary Halloween), entertaining theatrical show for children inspired by the Egyptian culture, directed by Zeinab Hafez  

(Friday 30 October, 3-5pm).   

Tag Algezira (the island crown), a play performed by Wogooh (faces) Theatre Company, written by Hady Fadl and directed by Mohamed Abdel-Hady (Monday 2 November, 6.30pm).   

 

Taliaa Theatre

Attaba Square, Tel 02 2593 7948

Zaki Tolaimat Hall

Recycle, an improvisation show tackles the idea of the possibility of recycling the expired man to restore humanity through a group of sketches about social issues like marriage, education, and sexual harassment. Its directed by Mohamed El-Sagheir with Ahmed Raouf’s music, Monadel Antar’s choreography and Abeer El-Badrawy’s styling (Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 8.30pm).

Salah Abdel-Sabour Hall

Al-Touq wa Al-Aswara (The Necklace and the Bracelet), a play produced by Taliaa Theatre Company starring Fatema Mohamed Ali, Martina AdelMahmoud Al-Zayat and many more. It is an adaptation of Yehia Al-Taher Abdullah’s novel with dramaturgy by Sameh Mahran and directed by Nasser Abdel-Moneim (Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 7pm).

 

*A version of this article appears in print in the 29 October, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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