This is Cairo play is back at Falaki Theatre

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 22 Jun 2021

This is Cairo
This is Cairo

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.


The Cairo Puppet Theatre
Next to the Al-Attaba Metro Station, Tel 02 2591 0954
Rehlat Al-Zaman Al-Gamil (A Journey to the Good Time) children play is about some children who travel to the Pharaonic era. It’s written by Yehia Zakaria, with puppets and costumes by Nagui Shaker, décor designed by Mohamed Saad and directed by Mohamed Nour
(Performances run on Thursdays and Fridays, 6.30pm).


Falaki Theatre

American University in Cairo, Downtown Campus, 24 Falaki St, Downtown Cairo, Tel 012 88721446

This is Cairo, a unique theatre show composed of six short and different plays that are slices of life, written and directed by Rasha El-Gammal. The stories are typically and classically Egyptian, bordering on cliché. But they are little farcical emotional wars on unfair accepted social norms that kill us all slowly (24, 25, 28, 29 and 30 June, 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

Small Theatre 

Recycle, an improvisation show tackles the idea of the possibility of recycling the expired man to restore humanity through a group of sketches about social issues like marriage, education, and sexual harassment. It’s directed by Mohamed El-Sagheir with Ahmed Raouf’s music, Monadel Antar’s choreography and Abeer El-Badrawy’s styling (Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, 7pm).


Grand Tiba Theatre

Tiba Mall, Nasr City, for tickets call 16826 

Abo El Araby fi Mission Impossible (Abo El Araby in a mission impossible), a comedy about the making of Abo El Araby and his transformation into a new character as an expert in nuclear energy. The play is starring Hani RamzyDalia Al-Beheiry, Ahmed Fathy, Mohamed Gomaa, Haggag Abdel-Azim and Laila Ezz Al-Arab, written by Mohsen Rizk and directed by Tamer Karam 

(1 and 2 July, 8pm). 


Greek Campus 

28 Falaki St, Bab Al-Louk, Cairo, Tel 010 90322400


Lungs Cairo premier is performed by The Caravan Group. A play written by Duncan Macmillan and directed by Effat Yehia

It is a journey into the world of a couple, M and W, who live in London. In an attempt to make a family, they explore their relationship, themselves, their responsibilities, the world we live in, and its disasters, from pandemics to economic collapse. A play that questions the fabric of relationships and the future of the new generations

(24 June, 7.30pm). 


Al-Salam Theatre

101 Qasr Al-Aini St, Tel 02 2795 2484/2794 3016/010 21521501  

Almohareg Alaagouz (the old clown) play casts Ahmed Aldessouki, Mery Magdy, Ayman Hassan with tableaus from the drawings of Al-Shams Theatre Company for talents with special abilities. It’s written by Mohamed Nassef and directed by Youssef Abu-Zeid

(Performances run on Sundays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 6pm).


Metropol (The Children’s National) Theatre

6 Halim St, the beginning of 26th July, Attaba, Downtown, Tel 02 2593 3334
Al Qatat (The Cats), a play for children casts Merna Walid, Sayed Ragab, Mahmoud Hassan written by Safwat Zeinhom and directed by Safwat Sobhy

(Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, 7pm). 


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, and directed by Islam Imam
(Performances run daily except Wednesdays, 6pm).


El-Sawy Culturewheel
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)

Word Hall

Photophobia and Kaset Alnahr (Photophobia and story of the river), a play performed by Sindbad Theatre Company (24 June, 6pm). 


Taliaa Theatre

Attaba Square, Tel 02 2593 7948

Zaki Tolaimat Hall

Alsandouq (The Box), a play produced by Taliaa Theatre Company. In an absurd comical style, the play revolves around a group of people in a crisis, all locked in one unidentified place and they don’t know each other but have one dream which is to get out of this place. The play is an adaptation of Taha Sadat’s story Dreams of Dolls. It features actors Yasser Altobgy, Nasser Shahin, Taha Khalifa, Amira Abdel-Rahman, décor and costumes designed by Fady Foukiya, with music composed by Hassan Zaki and directed by Reda Hassanein     

(Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 7pm)




Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999 

Conference Centre Main Hall

Carmen Crime theatrical performance is directed by Mohamed Osama Atta (25 June, 8pm).


Lycee El Horreya Theatre

Qism Bab Sharqi, Alexandria, Tel 03 5913794 

Qa’a (bottom), a play on the idea of the human existence and the life journey on earth with all struggles it causes for man and his existence. The show is the graduation project of Nogoum Almostaqbal Theatre Company workshop, written by Mahmoud Mohsen, and directed by Mohamed Moursi (Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 7pm). 


*A version of this article appears in print in the 24 June, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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