Egypt's National Theatre Festival to kick off 20 December

Ahram Online , Wednesday 16 Dec 2020

The festival's 13th edition will run between 20 December 2020 and 3 January 2021

National Theatre
National Theatre building (Photo: Al Ahram)

The 13th edition of the National Theatre Festival will begin its activities on 20 December and run until 3 January 2021.

Celebrating 150 years of Egyptian theatre, apart from the rich line-up of performances, the festival will hold numerous celebrations commemorating the renowned names of Egyptian theatre and focusing on the history of Egyptian theatre.

Among the honoured artists is Mahmoud Yassin, a theatre, television, and film actor who passed away earlier this year.

The festival’s president, Youssef Ismail, said in the official information provided by the festival's management that the plays performed will represent a variety of troupes, professionals, and amateurs, including the university theatre.

The Cultural Production Sector will present five plays during the festival, each of which will be presented twice with free admission.

Head of the Artistic House Ismail Mukhtar said that his sector will step in with a number of plays which proved to be very successful in the past season, among them The Optimist, staged by the National Theater troupe; Tales’ Shadow by El-Ghad Theater; Harem Al-Nar by Al-Tali’a Theater; Afrah Al-Qobba by the Youth Theater troupe, as well as The Miser by the same troupe.

The performances will be staged across numerous theatres in compliance with the health regulations presented by Egypt's Health Ministry and the World Health Organisation.

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