The Culture 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
Ferkash Lama Yakash (when Ferkash shrinks) children play tells the story of the lion Ferkash, who is very lazy and snobbish and doesn't exercise so all his friends stopped talking to him. Music is composed by Salah El-Sharnouby, décor, puppets and costumes designed by Ayat Khalifa, written and directed by Shawqy Hegab
(Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 6.30pm).
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 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 7pm).
Al-Qawmi (The National) Theatre
Al Attaba Square, in front of Attab Post Office, Cairo, Tel, 02 25917783
Fi Entizar Baba (Waiting for Daddy) play is an adaptation of an ancient Greek Iliad poem of Homer with the application of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud’s analysis of the ‘Electra complex’, portraying mythical characters in a series of complicated situations. The play casts actors Samah Anwar, Ahmed Salama, Entisar, Moufid Ashour, and many more, with music composed by Ahmed El-Nasser, choreography designed by Dia’a Shafiq, décor built up by Ehab El-Awamry, and directed by Samir El-Asfoury
(Performances run on Fridays, 7.30pm and Thursdays and Saturdays, 9pm).
Soft Power Productions
3 Waheeb Dous St, Sarayat Al-Maadi, Baraka Bank building, Tel 01223624151
Zannn, a short comic play written and directed by Ayman Feteha
(22 January, 7pm).
Attaba Square, Tel 02 2593 7948
Salah Abdel-Sabour Hal
Toukous Al’awda (Rituals of Return), a play produced by Al-Ghad Theatre Company and Taliaa Theatre Company. The show is inspired by the folk ballad of Hassan and Na’ema and presented in the style of a musical. It casts actors Naglaa Younis, Maher Mahmoud, poems by Mas’oud Shouman, with music composed by Ahmed Al-Haggar, décor and costumes designed by Norhan Samir and directed by Said Soliman
(Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 7pm).
Zaki Tolaimat Hall
The Hunchback of Notre Dame, play produced by Taliaa Theatre Company, is a novel by Victor Hugo. It features actors George Ashraf, Yehia Mahmoud, Mariam Al-Guindy, Heba Qenawy, décor by Hamdy Attia and costumes designed by Naaima Agamy, and directed by Nasser Abdel-Moneim
(Performances run on Fridays and Saturdays, Sundays, 8pm).
*A version of this article appears in print in the 20 January, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.