Don't miss The Man Eaten by Papers play at Falaki Mainstage Theatre

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 11 Jun 2024

The Man Eaten by Papers
The Man Eaten by Papers


The Cairo Puppet Theatre Next to the Al-Attaba Metro Station, Tel 02 2591 0954 Egyptian musical marionette operetta Al-Leila Al-Kebira (The Grand Night), written by late poet Salah Jahin, composed by late composer and singer Sayyed Mekkawi, puppets designed by the late Nagui Shaker and directed by the late Salah El-Sakka (Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 7pm).

Falaki Mainstage Theatre
AUC’s Tahrir Campus, 24 Falaki St, Downtown Cairo, Tel 012 88721446
The Man Eaten by Papers theatre performance, directed by Mohamed Elhadary, discusses the tragedy of an honest worker citizen in the face of the destructive capitalism monster, the work in the private sector and the burdens it causes, which results in debt and illness
(23 June, 8pm and 24 June, 9pm, Age: 13 plus, duration: 90 minutes, doors open 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
Alsemsemiya play is performed by a group of the theatre budding actors, music composed by Haitham Darwish, decor and costumes designed by Samah Nabil, written and directed by Said Soliman,  
(Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 9pm).

Al-Ghad (Tomorrow) Theatre
Next to Balloon Theatre, Al-Agouza, Tel 02 3304 3187
Alnoqta Alamia (The Blind Spot) play, directed by Ahmed Fouad, is based on a text by the famous Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt, and produced by the Al-Ghad Theatre company, led by the artist Sameh Megahed, and under the supervision of director Khaled Galal. It casts
The Blind Spot starring Nour Mahmoud, and it is his first theatrical experience, and it casts Ahmed Al-Salakawi, Ahmed Othman, Hossam Fayyad, Heidi Barakat, and Omar Salah El-Din. The events of the play revolve around a malfunction in the car of Adam, played by Nour Mahmoud, during a severe storm, forcing him to take refuge in the nearest house, to find inside it three law professors playing a strange game called the court, and the elements of the game are completed in his presence. He finds himself involved in the grip of the court trying to find a way to get out of this game (Performances run daily, 8pm).

Grand Nile Tower
Corniche Al-Nil, Garden City, Tel 16826
Mimo play starring Ahmed Helmy, written by Diaa Mohamed and directed by Hisham Atwa (16, 17 and 18 June, 9pm).  

The International Park
Madinet Nasr District
Gimo’s Adventures children play is performed by Al-Shams (The Sun) Theatre Company for those with special abilities starring Karim El-Hosseiny, Israa Hamed, written by Salah Metwaly and directed by Mohamed Ashri (Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 8.30pm).

Malak Opera Theatre
9 A Khalig Al-Khour St, Azbekiya district, Ramses, Tel 0122 3417152 
Qabl Alkhoroug (before the exit) play starring Sherehan Qotb, Mohamed Abdel-Wahab, Lamiaa Gaafar, is written by Mohamed Zenaty, directed by Hany El-Sayed, with music composed by Mohamed Qabil, decor and costumes designed by Mohamed Hashem
(Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 8pm).

Miami Theatre
Talaat Harb St, next to Miami Cinema, Downtown, Tel 02 2574 5651
Tayeb wa Amir (good and kind) play starring Amr Ramzy, Hisham Ismail, Tamer Farag, Rasha Fouad, Noha Lotfy, Sherif Hosny, written by Ahmed Almalwany, décor by Hamdy Attiya, lightening by Abu Bakr Elsherif, costumes designed by Amir Saber, music composed by Ayman Elturky, and directed by Mohamed Gabr
(Performances run on Thursdays and Fridays, 7.30pm).

Metropol (The Children’s National) Theatre
6 Halim St, the beginning of 26th July, Attaba, Downtown, Tel 02 2593 3334
Nour Fi Aalam Albohour (Nour in the world of seas) play for children casts actors Mohamed Adel, Sayed Gabr, Alhan El-Mahdy, Randa Ibrahim, written by Mohamed Zanaty, and directed by Shady Aldaly
(Performances run on Thursdays and Fridays, 7pm).

Al-Qawmi (The National) Theatre
Al Attaba Square, in front of Attab Post Office, Cairo, Tel, 02 25917783
Rosasa Fi Alqalb (a bullet in the heart) play is an adaptation of Tawfik El-Hakim’s play, starring Marwan Azab, Aya Suleiman, Ahmed Said, Maged Mark, and many more, décor by Fady Foukih, costumes designed by Donia El-Hawary, music composed by Mohamed Hamdy, and directed by Marwan Azab
(Performances run daily except Wednesdays, 9pm).

Al-Salam Theatre
101 Qasr Al-Aini St, Tel 02 2795 2484/2794 3016/010 21521501  
Youm Assem Gedan play is produced by the Comedy Theatre Company starring Mustafa Mansour, Haidy Refaat, Sherehan El-Shazli, and many more. Décor by Mohamed Fathy, lightening by Ezz Helmy, written by Ayman El-Nemr and directed by Amr Hassaan (Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 7pm).
Aageeb wa Aageeba musical theatrical performance is produced by the Modern Theatre Company starring Sayyed El-Roumy, Doaa Ramadan, Ihab Bakir, Reda Tolba, and many more. Décor by Sarah Shoukry, lightening by Abu-Bakr El-Sherif, costumes designed by Samah Nabil, music composed by Mahmoud Wahid, choreography by Ahmed Samir, written by Said Haggag and directed by Mohamed El-Soghair (Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 9.30pm).  
Youssef Idrees Hall
Seeb Nafsak (just relax) play starring Fatema Mohamed Ali is produced by the Modern Theatre Company. Décor by Ahmed Amin, lightening by Ibrahim El-Forn, costumes designed by Nehad Elsayed, music composed by Hatem Ezzat, choreography by Monadel Antar, direction and dramaturgy by Gamal Yaqout
(Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 8.30pm).
Khetat Cupid (cupid’s plan) play casts actors Abdel-Moneim Riyad, Kareem El-Hosseiny, Nawal Samir, and many more. Décor by Ahmed Amin, lighting by Abu Bakr El-Sherif, music by Tamer Abdel-Meguid, written by Abdallah El-Shaaer, and directed by Ahmed Fouad (Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 7pm).

Taliaa Theatre
Attaba Square, Tel 02 2593 7948
Salah Abdel-Sabour Hall
Beit Rose (the house of rose) play is produced by Taliaa Theatre
starring Sally Said, Nadia Hassan, Samah Selim, Haggar Hatem, décor and costumes designed by Heba El-Komy, music composed by Rafiq Youssef, written and directed by Mahmoud Gamal Hedeny
(Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 7.30pm).
Zaki Tolaimat Hall
Farida play, produced by Taliaa Theatre Company, starring Aida Fahmy is an adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s play Swan Song, written and directed by Akram Mustafa. It is about an actress who recalls the ups and downs of her artistic journey (Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 8pm).


Lycee El Horreya Theatre
Qism Bab Sharqi, Alexandria, Tel 03 5913794
Hazem Hassem Gedan (Hazem is very decisive) play is directed by Mohamed Morsy
(Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, 8pm).


* A version of this article appears in print in the 13 June, 2024 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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