Art Alert: Ahmed Morad's novel Diamond Dust to be staged as play

Ahram Online , Wednesday 13 Apr 2016

The play Torab El-Mas is adapted from the popular novel of the same name by Ahmed Morad

Diamond Dust
Diamond Dust (Photo: fragment from the book cover)

Torab El-Mas (Diamond Dust) play will be performed at Hosapeer theatre in downtown Cairo on 22 April.

Adapted from Ahmed Morad’s novel of the same name, this is the second time the play will be performed at Hosapeer theatre since 2015.

The play follows protagonist Taha El-Zahar, who begins to see the world differently after the death of his father at the hands of a street thug, a feeling that is only strengthened when Taha discovers his father’s diary which details the vigilante crimes he committed during his childhood in the Jewish quarter.

Sequences of events lead Taha on a similar vigilante road, but he questions if the end justifies the means.

The play is directed by Walid El-Kassem, and stars Mohamed Kamel, Mahmoud Abdel Razek, Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, Yousef Mamdouh Abdel Alim, Nashwa Ali, Mohamed Alaa, Hossam Kama.

This is not the first of Morad’s works to be adapted for the theatre. El-Feel El-Azraq (The Blue Elephant) has been adapted for the theatre, a dance performance, and a film which stars Karim Abdel Aziz.

His novel Vertigo was adapted for a television series in 2012, and his latest novel is Ard El-Elah (Land of God), recently released in March.

Friday 22 April, 5pm
Hosapeer theatre, off Galaa Street, Downtown Cairo

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