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), a children play about some children who travel to the Pharaonic era written by Yehia Zakaria, puppets and costumes by Nagui Shaker, décor by Mohamed Saad and directed by Mohamed Nour
(Performances run on Thursdays and Fridays, 6.30pm).
The Floating Theatre
Abdel-Aziz Al-Saoud St, in front of Salaheddin Mosque, Al Manial, Tel 02 2368 4047, 012 8531 1358/ 0100 5233623
Afrah Alqoba, play produced by the Youth Theatre Company is based on Naguib Mahfouz novel bearing the same name. It casts Abdel-Moneim Riyad, Mohamed Tamer, Samar Allam, Fatema Adel, Mena Nabil and many more. Décor and lighting by Amr Al-Ashraf, costumes designed by Abeer Badrawi, movement designs by Monadel Antar. It is written and directed by Mohamed Youssef Almansour
(Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 7pm).
Malak Opera Theatre
9 A Khalig Al-Khour St, Azbekiya district, Ramses, Tel 0122 3417152
Ya Daawa Ma Tamat (Oh, prayer didn’t happen) play is written by Amina Omar and directed by Mustafa Abdel-Salam
(Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 8pm).
Metropol (The Children’s National) Theatre
6 Halim St, the beginning of 26th July, Attaba, Downtown, Tel 02 2593 3334
Beauty and the Beast, a play for children casts Bahaa Tharwat, Sayed Ragab, Hanaa Said, Ayman Beshay, Nashwa Hassan and many more, written by Nasser Mahmoud and directed by Mahmoud Hassan (Performances run daily, 7pm).
Al-Qawmi (The National) Theatre
Al Attaba Square, in front of Attab Post Office, Cairo, Tel, 02 25917783
Fi Entizar Baba (Waiting for Daddy) play is an adaptation of an ancient Greek Iliad poem of Homer with the application of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud’s analysis of the ‘Electra complex’, portraying mythical characters in a series of complicated situations. The play casts actors Samah Anwar, Ahmed Salama, Bouthaina Rashwan, Moufid Ashour, and many more, with music composed by Ahmed El-Nasser, choreography designed by Dia’a Shafiq, décor built up by Ehab El-Awamry, and directed by Samir El-Asfoury
(Performances run daily except Wednesdays, 9pm).
101 Qasr Al-Aini St, Tel 02 2795 2484/2794 3016/010 21521501
Hamlet Belmaqloub (Hamlet upside down) play casts Amr Al-Qady, Khaled Mahmoud, Samar Gaber, Nehad Said, and a number of budding actors, with décor and lighting by Sobhy El-Sayyed, costumes designed by Marwa Aouda, written by Sameh Mahran and directed by Mazen Al-Gharabawi (Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 8pm).
Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC)
AUC’s Tahrir Campus, Downtown, 24 Falaki St, Downtown Cairo, Tel 012 88721446
The Theatre Programme presents Ancient Games and Set in Stone two original one-act plays. Ancient Games is written by the Cairo Writer’s Lab (Hana Iskander, Omar Omar, Nour El-Captan, Rola Abdallah, Jillian Campana) and directed by Maryam Shafik. Set in Stone by Yussef El-Guindi is directed by Amira El-Shorbagy.
Seats are limited, and entrance is based on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that it is a must to show your vaccination proof on the gate. (21, 22, and 23 March, 7pm, free admission and open to the public).
AFCA Arts Days for Children is commemorating the World Day of Theatre for children and young people this March! Launching the first edition of AFCA Arts Days for Children in 2022, AFCA proudly presents a showcase of the 2022 season productions produced by AFCA Arts Center in collaboration with local and international artists focused on different art experiences for the younger audience.
AFCA showcase programme:
Thurs 17, 9.30am: Les Fables de La Fontaine.
Thurs 17, 12.30pm and 7pm: Gimme Please!
Fri 18, 3 and 5pm: The Chamber of Secrets
Fri 18, 1 and 4pm: Gimme Please!
Sat 19, 9.30am and 12pm: Les Fables de La Fontaine.
Attaba Square, Tel 02 2593 7948
Salah Abdel-Sabour Hall
Farida play, produced by Taliaa Theatre Company, starring Aida Fahmy is an adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s play Swan Song, written and directed by Akram Mustafa. It is about an actress who recalls the ups and downs of her artistic journey
(Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 6.30pm).
Zaki Tolaimat Hall
The Hunchback of Notre Dame, play produced by Taliaa Theatre Company, is a novel by Victor Hugo. It features actors George Ashraf, Yehia Mahmoud, Mariam Al-Guindy, Heba Qenawy, décor by Hamdy Attia and costumes designed by Naaima Agamy, and directed by Nasser Abdel-Moneim
(Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 7.30pm).
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Why Women Are Killed? theatrical performance is directed by Mustafa Fatouh (24 March, 7pm).
*A version of this article appears in print in the 17 March, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.