Art Alert: 3 nights for successful play 'Cinema Masr' in Alexandria

Ahram Online , Sunday 18 Oct 2020

'Cinema Masr' is seeing huge success among audiences and critics with many first-class artists attending and some being honoured during the show

Cinema Masr

Renowned Egyptian director Khaled Galal and his large cast from the Artistic Creativity Centre will perform their successful play 'Cinema Masr' at the Alexandria Opera House Sayed Darwish Theatre on three successive nights starting Monday.

"We're waiting for you," stated Galal, thanking the support of Minister of Culture Ines Abdel-Dayem.

The play, which has seen huge success among audiences and critics, has been staged for dozens of nights since its premiere in summer, with many first-class artists attending and some being honoured during the show.

Cinema Masr’s cast includes 65 students presenting on stage around 40 scenes from memorable Egyptian films in a dramatic context created by the director.

Khaled Galal is head of the Actor's Studio, operating under the Artistic Creativity Centre, which he also manages as well as heading the Cultural Production Affairs Sector.

Under Galal, during the past two decades, hundreds of actors enrolled at the Actor’s Studio have graduated and entered the theatre and film scene, with its most successful play being Qahwa Sada (Black Coffee), which premiered in 2008 and whose cast have become some of the most popular and active actors in Egypt.

Egypt resumed public cultural activities in July as part of the country's cautious reopening following the Covid-19 lockdown, with all events held under strict measures that include social distancing, obligatory face masks, and sanitising.

Monday 19, Tuesday 20, and Wednesday 21 October
Alexandria Opera House, Sayed Darwish Theatre

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