The Cairo International Festival for Contemporary and Experimental Theatre will kick off its 25th edition Thursday at the Higher Council for Culture, revealing its program before the performances start on 10 September.
The festival, headed by Sameh Mahran, will honor two Egyptian theatre icons, famous actor Ezzat El-Alaily and puppeteer Nagy Shaker, who died last month at the age of 86.
The festival committee, who announced the launch of a YouTube channel, has chosen 25 shows out of 160 submissions from 35 countries, including Brazil, Tunisia and Kuwait. The performances will be staged on numerous theatres across Cairo.
Amid the celebration of the silver jubilee, the Festival revived many performances that won prizes and caught attention throughout the past years by showcasing their records during August.
The Festival will also publish a historic book that documents all the shows and seminars held during all of its editions.
The press conference, headed by the Minister of Culture Inas Abdel-Dayem, will take place on Thursday 6 September.
The Cairo Int'l Festival for Experimental Theatre launched in the late 1980s. It was suspended in 2011 and returned as the Cairo Int'l Festival for Contemporary and Experimental Theatre in 2016.
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