Egyptian comedy play Abou Kabsoula moved to Cairo after Alexandria success

Eslam Omar , Friday 28 Jun 2019

The show, who runs its seconds season, stars promising young comedian Mostafa Abo-Sriea alongside Alexandria Theater Group cast

Abou Kabsoula
Abou Kabsoula

After a noticeable commercial success in Alexandria for the second season, Egyptian comedy play Abou Kabsoula has been selected to stage in Cairo's Al-Masrah Al-Ayem (The Floating Theater) in Manial starting Thursday 27 June.

"This is the first time the show stages outside Alexandria. The decision came after requests from fans in Egypt," the Alexandria Theater Group leader Sameh Basiony stated to Ahram this week.

The play accomplished the highest income of the Egyptian Artistic Theatre House production of the 2018 season and initially re-staged in Alexandria early this month.

Directed by Mohamed Morsi, Abou Kabsoula stars promising young comedian Mostafa Abo-Sriea alongside Safaa Galal, Hassan Abdel-Fattah, Amro Abdel Aziz, and the cast of Alexandrian theatre group.

The play is about a series of events that happen to an inventor after he comes up with a capsule that gets rid of hunger.

Abou-Sriea, who has caught the public’s attention after recent appearances in a number of TV shows and films, also wrote the lyrics for the play’s songs, which were composed by Karim Arafa and arranged by Ayman El-Turki.

The A couple of VIPs saw the play during its first run last summer, including Minister of Culture Enas Abdel-Dayem and the manager of the Creativity Centre Khaled Galal.

There has been a lot of activity in Egyptian theatre in recent months, including hits such as Yehia El-Fakharany's King Lear and Mohamed Henedy's Talaat Ayam Fil Sahel (“Three Days on the North Coast”) alongside many of the Theatre House plays.

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Al-Masrah Al-Ayem (The Floating Theater), Manial

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