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The Optimist play at Al-Qawmi (The National) Theatre is a must go

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 29 Oct 2019
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Al Balloon Theatre
Agouza, across the street from the Nile, by the 26 July Bridge, Tel 02 3347 1718
The Magic of Dreams, a theatrical performance produced by The National Troupe for Folk Music and celebrates the victories of Six October War. It is written and directed by Hossam Atta, and casts actors Inas Mekki, Magdy Fekry, Neven Refaat, Reda Ramzy, Mohamed Antar, Omnia Fathy, and many more. Poetry written by Kawthar Mustafa, Music composed by Ahmed Mohie, Music Distribution by Amr Abdel-Fattah, costumes designed by Gamal Abdo and cinematography by Ahmed Badrakhan
(Performances run daily, 9pm).

The Floating Theatre
Abdel-Aziz Al-Saoud St, in front of Salaheddin Mosque, Al Manial, Tel 02 2368 4047, 012 8531 1358/ 0100 5233623
Small Theatre
The House of Ghosts, a play casts the first batch of graduates of “Start Your Dream” workshop. It is written and directed by Mahmoud Gamal Hedeni (Performances run daily, 7pm).

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
(31 October, 1 and 2 November, 8pm and each buyer is allowed a maximum of five tickets per purchase).

Hosapeer Theatre
Galaa Street, in front of Ahmed Orabi Metro Station, Ramses, Downtown, Tel 010 1737 7044
Khaleek Fi Halak (Be in Yourself), a play performed by the Company and School of Body and Visual Movement which is composed of young talents aging from 7 to 22 and supported by SOS Children in Villages. Choreography by Adel Nasr, music composed by Shehab Ezzat, décor by Ahmed Al-Fadny and directed by Mustafa Hozayan (Saturday 2 November, 6.30pm).    

The International Park
Madinet Nasr District
A number of theatrical shows on the Six October War victories, performed by Al-Shams (The Sun) Theatre Company for those with special abilities (Performances run daily, 8pm).

Miami Theatre
Maarouf, Qasr Al-Nile, Downtown, Tel 02 2574 5651
The Cats, a play performed by the National Theatre Company for Children. It is about the acceptance of the other regardless of his colour, or religion. It casts Randa Qotb, Sayed Gabr, Gala Osman, décor and costumes design by Fadi Foukia, music composed by Salah Al-Sharnoubi, written by Safwat Zeinhom and directed by Safwat Sobhi (Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 7pm).

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’s The Optimist, directed by Islam Imam
(Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 9pm and Sundays, 7.30pm).

Al-Salam Theatre
101 Qasr Al-Aini St, Tel 02 2795 2484/2794 3016/010 21521501  
Aoubor wa Intesar (Bridging and Victory), a play written and directed by Mohamed Al-Kholi (Performances run daily except Tuesdays, Free Entry, 8pm).

El-Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
Wisdom Hall
Kaset Leaba (Story of A Toy), a play performed by Cairo Team Theatre Company (Monday 4 November, 7pm).

Taliaa Theatre
Attaba Square, Tel 02 2593 7948
Salah Abdel-Sabour Hall
Yaoum An Qatalu Al-Ghenaa (The Day They Killed Singing) a play on the struggle between two brothers in their journey of searching for the secret of existence and the secret of universe,   starring Yasser Sadek, Alaa Qouta, Hend Abdel-Halim, directed by Tamer Karam with décor by Mohamed Saad, and costumes designed by Marwa Mounir
(Performances run daily until Sunday 3 November, 6pm).

ALEXANDRIA

Beram Al-Tunsi Theatre
Al-Gaish St, Al Azaritah, Qesm Bab Sharqi, Alexandria, Tel (03) 5929960/5913835
Youm Alnasr (The Day of Victory), a celebration features a galaxy of artists, produced by Alexandria Theatre Company to mark the victory of Six October War, written by Mohamed Mustafa and directed by Islam Abdel-Shafeaa (Performances run daily starting Sunday 6 October for two weeks, Free Entry, 8pm).

*A version of this article appears in print in the 31 October, 2019 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

 

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