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
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, directed by Mohsen Rizq (6 October, 8pm).
American University in Cairo, Downtown Campus, 24 Falaki St, Downtown Cairo, Tel 012 88721446
Del' Moanth Salem play performed by Sudoku Theatre Company is presented as part of the activities of She Arts festival highlighting and empowering women’s creativity (1 October, 8-9pm).
The Floating Theatre
Abdel-Aziz Al-Saoud St, in front of Salaheddin Mosque, Al Manial, Tel 02 2368 4047, 012 8531 1358/ 0100 5233623
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).
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
Every Brilliant Thing play is returning for a third round after two successful rounds of performances and due to popular demand. This interactive one-woman show starring Nanda Mohamed adapted and directed by Ahmed El-Attar, is a light take-on the heavy topics of depression and suicide (30 September, 1 and 2 October, 8pm).
101 Qasr Al-Aini St, Tel 02 2795 2484/2794 3016/010 21521501
Youssef Edris Hall
Khetat Cupid (cupid’s plan), a play produced by the Modern Theatre, casts Abdel-Moneim Riyad, Nawal Samir, Kareem El-Husseiny, décor by Ahmed Amin, costumes designed by Rabab El-Prince, lighting by Abu-Bakr Elsherif, and directed by Ahmed Fouad
(Performances run on Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays, 7pm and 9pm).
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).
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Kalam Elsett (The Lady’s Talk), a theatrical storytelling performance
(30 September, 8pm).
Lycee El Horreya Theatre
Qism Bab Sharqi, Alexandria, Tel 03 5913794
Lesa Faker (you still remember) play is a romantic show in a sarcastic comic style, produced by the Alexandria Theatre Company. It casts Ahmed Askar, Bousy El-Hawary and Sherif Ghanem, written by Mohamed Morsy and directed by Sameh El-Hadary
(Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, 8pm).
*A version of this article appears in print in the 29 September, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.