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 Musicand 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).
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, 22 November, 10pm).
American University in Cairo, Downtown Campus, 24 Falaki St, Downtown Cairo, Tel 012 88721446
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a play performed by The Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University The Atelier Theatre Company, written and directed by Samar Galal (Friday 8 and Saturday 9, two shows daily on 5pm and 8pm).
The Floating Theatre
Abdel-Aziz Al-Saoud St, in front of Salaheddin Mosque, Al Manial, Tel 02 2368 4047, 012 8531 1358/ 0100 5233623
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
(21,22 and 23 November, 8pm and each buyer is allowed a maximum of five tickets per purchase).
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).
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’sThe Optimist, directed by Islam Imam
(Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 9pm and Sundays, 7.30pm).
Saad Zaghloul Cultural Centre
2 Saad Zaghloul Street next to Saad Zaghloul Cemetery,Al-Mounira,Tel 02 2795 6864/02
Rumors Rumors, a play produced by the Theatre Artistic House casting Soukar El-Sherif, Atef Abdel-Wahab, Hanadi Mohamed, and many more. It is written by Metwali Hamed and directed by Mahmoud Sedqi (Performances run daily except Fridays and Saturdays, Free Entry, 7pm).
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).
Sama Sonbol City
For tickets reservation Call 16826 or flock to www.ticketsmarche.com
Khebtna (Our Failure) sarcastic theatrical performance is back upon the fan’s requests. It is casting actorsMohamed Sobhy, Aida Abdel-Aziz, as well as budding artists, written and directed by Mohamed Sobhy
(22, 23, 30 November and 1 December, 8pm).
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
Raksat Almanekan Alakhera(The Last Dance of the Mannequin), a play performed by Seven Colours Theatre Company
(Monday 11 November, 7pm).
*A version of this article appears in print in the 7 November, 2019 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.