Don’t miss Almalak Hammam wa Aasabet Aldabaa play at Anfoushy Cultural Centre

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 14 Feb 2023

Almalak Hammam wa Aasabet Aldabaa_
Almalak Hammam wa Aasabet Aldabaa


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.

American University in Cairo
New Cairo Campus
Gerhart Theatre
Piece of Mind is a bilingual (Arabic & English) theatrical performance of five original 10-minute plays about mental health, created by the AUC community. It’s written by Omar Omar, Zeina Shalaby, Nour Coptan, Jillian Campana, Youssef Omran, and directed by Noah Abdel-Razek. Set and costume design by Meredith Boring, light design by Sherif Elk-Daly. The plays focus on specific issues relating to mental health and well-being, including body image, grief, ADHD, social media anxiety and depression
(Performances run from 21 to 23 February and from 26 to 28 February, 7pm, tickets are free).


The Cairo Puppet Theatre Next to the Al-Attaba Metro Station, Tel 02 2591 0954 Arousty (my doll), a children play directed by Mohamed Nour (Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 7pm).  

Falaki Theatre
AUC’s Tahrir Campus, Downtown, 24 Falaki St, Downtown Cairo, Tel 012 88721446
Helm Leylet Aard (a dream before a night of performance) theatrical performance is a masterful act of spontaneity, directed by AUC Alumni Luke Lehner '05, this unique comedy-drama is inspired by Christopher Durang's play The Actor's Nightmare, about an accountant mistaken for an actor (Thurs 16 to Sat 18 February, 8-10pm).


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
Helmak Aalena play is performed by the third batch of graduates of “Start Your Dream” workshop, produced by the Youth Theatre and directed by Abeer Lotfy
(Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 7pm).  

Metropol (The Children’s National) Theatre
6 Halim St, the beginning of 26th July, Attaba, Downtown, Tel 02 2593 3334 Beauty and the Beast, a play for children casts Bahaa Tharwat, Sayed Ragab, Hanaa Said, Ayman Beshay, Nashwa Hassan and many more, written by Nasser Mahmoud and directed by Mahmoud Hassan (Performances run daily except Mondays, 7.30pm).

Al-Qawmi (The National) Theatre
Al Attaba Square, in front of Attab Post Office, Cairo, Tel, 02 25917783
Al-Hafeed (The Grandson) play is an adaptation of author Abdel-Hamid Gouda Al-Sahar’s novel. It is a social comedy about the Egyptian family that suffers from the negative impact of customs and traditions on its members and their psychology. The play casts actors Lucy, Abed Enany, Tamer Farag, Mohamed Mabrouk, Rana Khattab and many more, with music composed by Karim Arafa, lighting designed by Hazem Ahmed, décor built up by Hamdy Attiya, and directed by Youssef Al-Mansour (Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, 9pm).

Qasr El Nile Theatre
Qasr El Nile St, Downtown, Giza
Wala Fel Ahlam (beyond your dreams), a romantic comedy written by Ibrahim Maurice, with décor designed by Mohamed El-Gharabawy, dance shows choreographed by Sally Ahmed, costumes designed by Marwa Aouda, and directed by Hany Afify. The actions take place in the 60’s. Two brothers create a chemical potion allowing them to escape reality and reach their wildest dreams (Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 2 February to 19 March, 8pm).

Rawabet Art Space
3 Hussien El Meaamar St. ext. of Mahmoud Basiouny St, from Talaat Harb Square, Downtown
Absurd and Beyond a collection of fifteen-minute plays that are farcical, unique and enormously fun performed by ACT Theatre Group. Featuring plays by modern American playwrights such as award-winning Toby Armour and Christopher Lockheardt, and others.
Tickets purchase online can be printed during working hours or one hour before the performance (17 and 18 February, 8pm).

Al-Salam Theatre
101 Qasr Al-Aini St, Tel 02 2795 2484/2794 3016/010 21521501  
Helm Gamil (a beautiful dream), a musical produced by the Comedy Theatre Company based on Charlie Chaplin’s masterpiece. It tells the story of a vagabond who is touring the streets singing and dancing and suddenly he meets a rich man who is trying to committee suicide, he saves his life and took him to live at his home. It casts Sameh Hussein, Sara Derzawy, Ezzat Zein, Rasha Fouad and many more. Décor by Hazem Shebl, costumes designed by Naaima Agamy, choreography by Diaa Shafiq, and directed by Islam Imam
(Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 8pm).

Taliaa Theatre
Attaba Square, Tel 02 2593 7948
Zaki Tolaimat Hall
Love in the Time of Cholera play is based on Nobel prize winner Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez’s novel carrying the same name. The play casts actors Dina Ahmed, Mohamed Farid, Aya Khalaf, Mahmoud El-Betar and many more, with music composed by Walid El-Shahawi, lighting designed by Ezz Helmy, décor built up by Mina Reda, new theatrical vision by Mina Bebawy and directed by Al-Said Mansy (Performances run daily until 4 March, 7.30pm).


Anfoushy Cultural Centre
1 Raas Alteen Palace St, Algomrok district, Tel (03) 4804805
Almalak Hammam wa Aasabet Aldabaa (King Hammam and the gang of hyenas) play is produced by Alexandria Theatre Company starring Reda Edris, Ibrahim El-Mallah, Mohamed Gaber, and children Mariam Ehab, Lara Adel, Nourseen, written and directed by Ehab Mabrouk
(Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 7.30pm).

Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Main Hall
The Secret theatrical performance is written by Federico García Lorca,
dramaturgy by Osama Elhawary, and directed by Mohamed Elzeiny (22 February, 7pm).

* A version of this article appears in print in the 16 February, 2023 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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