Tens of Egyptian theatre artists, including the lady of Arab theater, Samiha Ayoub, have attended the premier of the new play 'Almaz And Si Abdo' on Saturday at the Balloon Theater on world Theatre Day.
Produced by the Ministry of Culture, the show stars prominent singers Marwa Nagi and Wael El-Fashny under the direction of Mazen El-Gharabawy.
Almaz And Si Abdo explores glimpses of the life stories and works of art of late 19th century Egyptian singing icons Almaz and Abdo El-Hamouly, written by Professor Mostafa Selim and composed by Ahmed Mostafa.
“The play reintroduces Egyptian singing heritage in a classical approach that uses modern technology,” stated Adel Abdo, whose presidency of the Artistic House for Folklore and Performing Arts has been extended this week for the fourth successive year.
The show opened after a moment of silence to mourn the causalities of Friday's train accident in Sohag, followed by a press conference.
With Samiha Ayoub taking part of the show with her recorded voice, Almaz And Si Abdo combines a cast of actors and folk dancers from the Artistic House and will run daily at 9pm at the Balloon Theatre in Agouza.
All public events in Egypt are being held under strict safety measures to avoid the spread of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
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