The Culture Ministry applies all precautionary and preventive measures with daily sterilization of the theatres in order to ensure the safety of the public, artists and workers.
American University in Cairo
Msh Zanbek (It’s Not Your Fault) is an outdoor, site specific, socially-distanced play about sexual harassment and assault in Egypt. Msh Zanbek is an original play, written by young Egyptian women and men which explores the issue of sexual harassment in the region from multiple perspectives: families and couples, bystanders, victims and perpetrators, men and women, power and incapacity.
The work offers five short plays, each dealing with a different aspect of this issue as it resonates in the Middle East/North Africa region. The five plays of Msh Zanbek are Ensah, See Me, Esh Fahemek, The Report, and Lama Etablna. Conceived by AUC Theatre Professors Jillian Campana and Dina Amin, the plays have been written by Yehia Abd-Elghany, Noran Morsi, Nour El Captan, Omar, Nour Ibrahim, Marwan Gabalawy and Passant Faheem. This is a recorded version of the live play that AUC performed in March.
(Msh Zanbek is streaming on AUC Centre for the Arts YouTube channel, on 22 and 23 April, 9pm-11pm).
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKPQyaFApE2YQPRhKIG_9cQ
The Floating Theatre
Abdel-Aziz Al-Saoud St, in front of Salaheddin Mosque, Al Manial, Tel 02 2368 4047, 012 8531 1358/ 0100 5233623
Saheb Almaqam (his excellency) play is produced by Al-Ghad Theatre Company, in cooperation with the Youth Theatre Company
(Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays starting 22 April for 15 days, 9pm).
Al-Hanager Arts Centre
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 6861
The Outer Space
Al-Leila Al-Kebira puppets operetta, written by the late Salah Jahin, composed by the late Sayyed Mekawi with puppets created by late puppeteer Nagui Shaker and directed by the late Salah Al-Saqqa
(Performances run daily starting 19 April except 22 and 28 April until 2 May, 8.30pm).
The International Park
Madinet Nasr District
The Qarameet Fields and The King of Winter plays are performed by Al-Shams Theatre Company for talents with special abilities and starring Amr Adel, Madonna, Seif, Shaimaa Abu-Bakr. It’s written by Mohamed Nassef and directed by Youssef Abu-Zeid.
In addition to singing concerts and “Al-Aragouz wa Khayal Al-Zel” (The Shadow Puppet) performances
(Performances run on Sundays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 9pm).
Metropol (The Children’s National) Theatre
6 Halim St, the beginning of 26th July, Attaba, Downtown, Tel 02 2593 3334
Aayzen Sallam (we need peace) play is performed by The Children’s National Theatre company, which is a product of the company’s Egypt Talents workshop (Performances run daily until 26 April, 9pm).
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)
Almakhtouta (the manuscript) play, performed by 500 B Theatre Company is directed by Ahmed Zaki (Monday 26, 9pm).
Talaat Harb Cultural Centre
Al-Sayyeda Nafissa St, Zeinhom area, Tel 02 2362 2647/ 2362 8174
Al-Leila Al-Kebira puppets operetta, written by the late Salah Jahin, composed by the late Sayyed Mekawi with puppets created by late puppeteer Nagui Shaker and directed by the late Salah Al-Saqqa (Performances run daily for a week starting 22 April, 9pm).
Beram Al-Tunsi Theatre
Al-Gaish St, Al Azaritah, Qesm Bab Sharqi, Alexandria, Tel (03) 5929960/5913835
Zahab Alleil (the night is gone) play is written by Ahmed Askar and directed by Said Qabeel
(Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 9pm).
*A version of this article appears in print in the 22 April, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly