Cairo Festival City
King Lear, an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s masterpiece about the aging king of Britain who decides to step down from the throne and divide his kingdom evenly among his three daughters. Unable to believe that his beloved daughters are betraying him, Lear slowly goes insane and goes through a dramatic tragedy in his life. It castsYehia Al- Fakhrany, Ahmed Fouad Selim, Nedal Al Shafei, Reham Abdel- Ghaffour, Heba Magdyand is directed by Tamer Karam
(No mobile phones are allowed inside the theatre, 3, 4 October, 10pm).
Grand Nile Tower
Corniche Al-Nil, Garden City, Tel 16826
Misr Theatre new season is here! Come watch your loved stars Ashraf Abdel Baki, Ali Rabeia, Mohamed Anwar, Hamdi Al-Merghany, Wizzo, Mustafa Khater on stage in a new play
(3, 4, 5 October, 8pm and each buyer is allowed a maximum of five tickets per purchase).
Media City, 6 October City, Cairo
Three Days in Al-Sahel, starring comedian Mohamed Heniedy with a number of rising stars, directed by Magdy Al-Hawary
(3 and 4 October, 10pm).
The Golden Theatre
Kan Ya Makan(Once Upon a Time), a theatrical show presented by Art D’Egypte (Saturday 5 October, 7-8pm).
Goha Yahky(Goha Narrates), a theatrical show for children presented by Art D’Egypte (Saturday 5 October, 8-9pm).
Naguib Al-Rehani Theatre
17 Emad Al Din Street, downtown, Cairo, near cosmos cinema
Tel, 02 25913697, 02 25892103
Garima Fel Maadi(A Crime in Maadi), a play performed by a group of budding actors trained by comedian Ashraf Abdel-Baki, who is also the director. You’ll enjoy two hours of nonstop laughing
(Thursday 3 October, 9pm).
The National Circus
27 Abdel-Khaleq Tharwat, Cairo, Tel 02 3347 0503
Offering a number of entertaining performances, including clowns, trained dogs, lions and horses
(Performances run daily except Wednesdays, 9.30pm).
Al-Qawmi (The National) Theatre
Al Attaba Square, in front of Attab Post Office, Cairo, Tel, 02 25917783
The Optimist, a play revolves around the story of a person who overcomes obstacles and social illnesses to reach his goal through the merit of optimism. It casts Sameh Hussein, Sahar Al-Saygh, Ahmed Siyam, Ayat Magdy. The play is an adaptation of Candide Voltaire’sThe Optimist, directed by Islam Imam
(Performances run daily except Wednesdays, 9pm).
101 Qasr Al-Aini St, Tel 02 2795 2484/2794 3016/010 21521501
Bint Arabi Opera, a theatrical performance produced by Al-Shams Theatre Company for talents with special abilities starring Maher Mahmoud, Alaa Qouqa, Nehad Abdel-Fattah and Yasmine Farag, costumes by Amira Saber, written by Yasmine Farag and directed by Hisham Ali (Performances run daily, 8.30pm).
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
The 17th El-Sawy CulturewheelTheatre Festival
Lohaat Koash, a play performed by Koash Theatre Company, written and directed by Mahmoud Khaled(Friday 4, 6pm).
Alhawamesh(The Margins), a play performed by Nahawand Theatre Company, written by Sherif Salaheddin and directed by Ahmed Salah(Friday 4 October, 7pm).
Aldokhan(The Smoke) play(Friday 4, 8pm).
Alwaghesh, a play performed byAltohfagyea Theatre Company, written by Raafat Aldwery and directed by Mohamed Mansour(Saturday 5 October, 6pm).
Kharmedis, a play performed byUtopia Theatre Company(Saturday 5 October, 7pm).
Halm (Dream), a play performed byAlsohbagea Theatre Company, written by Amany Abdel-Rahman and directed by Ayman Waziry (Saturday 5 October, 7pm).
Almasaaed, a play performed byFalsapha (Philosophy) Theatre Company, written by Darwish Al-Assyouti and directed by Hany Mahran (Sunday 6 October, 6pm).
Aspirin (Circles), a play performed byDawayer(Circles)Theatre Company(Sunday 6 October, 7pm).
Dracula Tragedy, a playperformed byCast Tegara Theatre Company, written by Ayman Abdel-Fattah and directed by Salah Aldaly (Sunday 6 October, 7pm).
Haky Alregal (Men’s Narration), a playperformed byAnsan (A Human) Theatre Company(Monday 7 October, 6pm).
Karamazov Brothers, a playperformed byAlmasraweya Theatre Company, written by Fyodor Dostoevskyand directed by Khaled Aleisawy (Monday 7 October, 8pm).
Alkaa(The Lower Depths), a play performed by Broadway Theatre Company, written by Maxim Gorky and directed by Radwan Galal (Sunday 8 October, 6pm).
Saher Alhaya (The Life Magician),a play performed by Cast Almotatawera Theatre Company(Sunday 8 October, 9pm).
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
The Lake, a theatrical performance adapted from a novel by the Japanese novelist Yasunari Kawabata, dramaturgy and directed bySherifHamdy(Thursday 10 October, 7pm).
Beram Al-Tunsi Theatre
Al-Gaish St, Al Azaritah, Qesm Bab Sharqi, Alexandria, Tel (03)5929960/5913835
Hammam Al-Sett, a play starring Nada Bassiouni, Mohamed Ezz, Ziyad Youssef, Alaa Zeinhom, Islam Salahamong others. Shows aredesigned by Mohamed Mezo, written and directed by Gamal Yaqout (Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 9pm).
*A version of this article appears in print in the 3 October, 2019 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.