Art Alert: Ahmed El-Attar's The Last Supper to return to Cairo's Falaki Theatre

Ahram Online , Sunday 11 Sep 2016

Directed by Ahmed El-Attar the play magnifies the absurdities of modern upper-class society

The Last Supper
Scene from The Last Supper directed by Ahmed El-Attar. (Photo: Moustapha Abdel-Ati)

The Last Supper, a play by Ahmed El-Attar is set to run for five consecutive days at Falaki theatre from 22 till 26 September.

In a review published in 2014 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 cast includes Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Ahmed Farag, Mona Farag, Mahmoud El Haddad, Mohamed Hatem, Ramsi Lehner, Nanda Mohammad, AbdelRahman Nasser, Sayed Ragab, Mona Soliman and Marwa Tharwat.

The Last Supper premiered in November 2014 at the Falaki Theatre in Cairo and soon after was performed at the Grand Plateau of La Friche Belle de Mai during the 9th Edition of the ‘Rencontres à l’échelle’ Festival – Marseille, France. The play also took part in the official selection of 2015 Festival d’Avignon (Avignon Festival), France. The play was staged in Cairo on several occasions.

Performances daily, 22-26 September, 8pm
Falaki Theatre, Falaki Street, American University Campus, Downtown, Cairo 

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