Cairo Festival City
Al-Tagamouaa Al-Khamis, New Cairo
Happy New Year Bel Araby (Happy New Year in Arabic) is a musical comedy suitable for all ages and all family members. A group of friends get together to celebrate the New year, during the party and while they are enjoying the music and exchanging gifts, the lights turn off and back on again only for them to find a mysterious box in the middle of the palace. They all question what could be inside this box that appeared out of nowhere. The comedy casts comedians Bayoumi Fouad, Mohamed Abdel-Rahman, Shaimaa Seif, Karim Afifi, Mohamed Anwar, Dana Alhalaby and Samia Altarabolsy (7, 8, 15 January, 9pm).
Grand Nile Tower
Corniche Al-Nil, Garden City, Tel 16826
Sabaheya Mubaraka, is a new type of plays with two acts representing a different form of comedy starring Ali Rabeia, Os Os, Seliman Eid and directed by Ashraf Abdel-Baqi (Thursday 7 January, 8pm).
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
(No entry without a mask and the hall will be open at only 25 percent audience capacity)
Ramad Aleumr (ashes of age), a play performed by Ebdaat (creations) Theatre Company and directed by Tarek Abdel-Aziz (Thursday 7 January, 6pm).
*A version of this article appears in print in the 7 January, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.