Art Alert: Sah El-Nom play at Cairo’s Osiris

Ahram Online , Sunday 18 Dec 2016

The play was performed at Donzdorf International Theatre Festival in Germany last year

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Sah El-Nom (Photo: Part of promotional material of Sah El-Nom on Facebook)

The monodrama Sah El-Nom, directed and performed by Egyptian artist Doa Hamza, will be performed at Osiris on 23 December.

Sah El-Nom is inspired by the text Il Risveglio ("Waking Up"), by Italian Nobel Prize winner, playwright and theatre director Dario Fo.

Fo’s Waking Up was the first of five monologues he wrote in 1977, collectively titled Tutta casa, letto e chiesa ("All House, Bed and Church").

The piece centered on a working class mother talking to her baby, which was a doll.

Hamza presents the monodrama through the Egyptian mother Om Imam who works at a factory.

“We view her simple daily life through motherhood and marital life,” reads the play's description on Facebook.

Sah El-Nom permiered in May 2014 at Rawabet Theatre. It was then performed at Jesuit theatre, and at El-Ghad Theatre as part of the National Theatre Festival and it was also staged at Falaki Theatre.

The play represented Egypt at Germany’s Donzdorf International Theatre Festival in 2015, and was performed at Hanager theatre earlier this year. 

Tickets must be purchased beforehand. For more information, call: 01067363433

Friday 23 December, 7pm
Osiris, Seif El-Din building #1, Hassan Morad St, off Kasr El-Einy St, Garden City, Cairo

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