101 Isolation play is back at the Floating Theatre

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 23 Aug 2022

101 Isolation play
101 Isolation play


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
Arousty (my doll), a children play directed by Mohamed Nour
(Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 7pm).  




Cairo Festival City

Al-Tagamouaa Al-Khamis, New Cairo

The Marquee 

Rapunzel theatrical kids show, starring actress Marwa Abdel-Moneim, is an entertaining story, musical, and also family theatre show that is amusing, visually dazzling and imaginary for all family members 

(26 August, 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 

101 Isolation, a play casts Abdel-Moneim Riyad, Ahmed Osman, Haidy Abdel-Khalek, Mohamed Mabrouk, Nada Afifi, and many more, written by Ali Abdel-Qawy, décor by Noha Nabil, costumes designed by Heba Magdy, music by Ahmed Nabil and directed by Mohamed Darwish 

(Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, 8.30pm).



The International Park

Madinet Nasr District

Candy Crush, a children play performed by Al-Shams Theatre Company for talents with special abilities, directed by Mohamed Metwali (25 August, 8pm). 



Al-Qawmi (The National) Theatre

Al Attaba Square, in front of Attab Post Office, Cairo, Tel, 02 25917783

Al-Hafeed (The Grandson) play is an adaptation of author Abdel-Hamid Gouda Al-Sahar’s novel. It is a social comedy about the Egyptian family that suffers from the negative impact of customs and traditions on its members and their psychology. The play casts actors Lucy, Abed Enany, Tamer Farag, Mohamed Mabrouk, Rana Khattab and many more, with music composed by Karim Arafa, lighting designed by Hazem Ahmed, décor built up by Hamdy Attiya, and directed by Youssef Al-Mansour (Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, 9pm).



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 except Mondays, 7.30pm).



Rawabet Art Space

3 Hussien El Meaamar St. ext. of Mahmoud Basiouny St, from Talaat Harb Square, Downtown

In the Box, is a theatrical performance about beginnings filled with promises, and endings filled with emptiness within the family box and between the strata of society; We see the gap in understanding and confusion of opinions; and muddled relationships; can we change what’s inside this box? (26 and 27 August, 8pm).

Rented Life, a romantic, philosophical, and comic social play presented by Mid Sea Wave company, adapted and directed by Yasmin Imam.  

Will there ever be a moment where we take our masks off and see our own ways? Six characters in three stories are looking for their own ways. A strange script is found by a couple in the morning, an unexpected gift is given to a girl on her birthday, and two people find themselves in a place they don't know, but they think they know everything about it. The show is based on two short plays and two very short plays: School of Thought, The 45th, Scripted, and The Rental, written by American writer Mark Harvey Levine.  

The show contains moments in which actors interact directly with the audience (28 August, 8pm).



Taliaa Theatre

Attaba Square, Tel 02 2593 7948

Salah Abdel-Sabour Hall

Leilat Alqatala (night of the killers) is Jose Triana’s play translated by Fathy El-Ashri and produced by Taliaa Theatre Company, and casts Nashwa Ismail, Emile Shawki, Shaimaa Yousry, décor and costumes designed by Samah Nabil, directed by Sobhy Youssef

(Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 8pm).  

Zaki Tolaimat Hall

Love in the Time of Cholera play is based on Nobel prize winner Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez’s novel carrying the same name. The play casts actors Dina Ahmed, Mohamed Farid, Aya Khalaf, Mahmoud El-Betar and many more, with music composed by Walid El-Shahawi, lighting designed by Ezz Helmy, décor built up by Mina Reda, new theatrical vision by Mina Bebawy and directed by Al-Said Mansy (Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 9pm).

*A version of this article appears in print in the 25 August, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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