Art Alert: The Last Supper returns to Falaki Theatre

Ahram Online , Monday 2 Feb 2015

Ahmed El-Attar's latest production The Last Supper will run for five consecutive evenings starting 6 February.

The Last Supper
Courtesy of The Last Supper's facebook page.

The Last Supper, a play by Ahmed El-Attar in which he magnifies the absurdities of modern upper-class society, is set to run for five consecutive days at Falaki theatre from 6 till 10 February.

In a review published last year in Ahram Online, May Selim said: "The director creates a space in which the audience remains in close proximity to the actors. The stage of the Falaki Theatre has been transformed into a rectangular box in which actors and spectators are isolated from the outside world. As such, the useless conversations of the caricatured characters start weighing heavily on the audience, who find in them resemblances to people in their own lives."

The play stars Sayed Ragab, Ramsi Lehner, Boutros Boutros Ghali, Nanda Mohamed Khaled, Marwa Tharwat and Abdel-Rahman Nasser.

Snippets from The Last Supper were staged to a select audience in April 2014 as part of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival, which El-Attar founded in 2012 and remains its artistic director. The complete play premiered in November. 

The Last Supper, 6-10 February, 8pm 
Falaki Theatre, Falaki Street, American University Campus, Downtown, Cairo

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