Art Alert: The struggles of a circus clown in Mohakmet Kezm play

Ahram Online , Wednesday 2 Mar 2016

The play will be performed at Falaki Theatre

Mohakmet Kezm (A Dwarf on Trial), a play written by and starring Hassan Bekheit, will be performed at downtown’s Falaki theatre beginning on 10 March for a period of five days.

A comedy inspired by the real life struggles of a dwarf circus performer, the story revolves around a clown who falls in love with a beautiful girl from an aristocratic family, only to find her family obstructing their relationship.

The clown finds himself fighting for his innocence in a trial of false accusations.

Mohakmet Kezm was previously performed at the Falaki Theatre on 18 February.

Bekheit has a decade of experience performing with circus troupes within Egypt as well as internationally. He was also one of the semi-finalists on Arabs Got Talent season 3.

He holds a degree in theology from Germany’s Heidelberg University, and is the founder of The Egyptian Association for the Short of Stature, the first Egyptian association for dwarves created in 1995.

He is known for the 1986 children television show Cooki Kak, and has appeared in several films including The Dwarves are Coming (1985), and Planet of The Mice (1987).

The play opens on 10 March at 8pm, and runs until 15 March
Falaki Theater, AUC Tahrir Campus, 24 Falaki Street, downtown, Cairo

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