Irtigalia interactive theatre performance at TCC is not to be missed

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 11 Jul 2023

Irtigalia
Irtigalia

 

The Cairo Puppet Theatre
Next to the Al-Attaba Metro Station, Tel 02 2591 0954
Arousty (my doll), a children play written by Mohamed Bahgat and directed by Safwat Sobhi 

(Performances run on Fridays, 7pm).  

 

 

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

Yassin and Bahiya play starring Hazem El-Qady, Iman Ghoneim, Youssef Mourad, Karim Tarek, Laila Mourad, is written by Naguib Sorour and directed by Youssef Murad Mounir

(Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 8pm).  

 

 

Al-Ghad (Tomorrow) Theatre

Next to Balloon Theatre, Al-Agouza, Tel 02 3304 3187

Stockman play casts Yasser Ezzat, Reem Ahmed, Mohamed Diab and many more with music by Rafiq Gamal, décor by Hamdy Attia, costumes designed by Dina Zoheir, written by Mikhail Wagih and directed by Osama Raouf (Performances run daily, 9pm).

 

 

The International Park

Madinet Nasr District

Gimo’s Adventures children play is performed by Al-Shams (The Sun) Theatre Company for those with special abilities starring Karim El-Hosseiny, Israa Hamed, written by Salah Metwaly and directed by Mohamed Ashri (Performances run daily, 4pm).

 

 

Malak Opera Theatre

9 A Khalig Al-Khour St, Azbekiya district, Ramses, Tel 0122 3417152  

Qabl Alkhoroug (before exit) play starring Sherehan Qotb, Mohamed Abdel-Wahab, Lamiaa Gaafar, is written by Mohamed Zenaty, directed by Hany El-Sayed, with music composed by Mohamed Qabil, decor and costumes designed by Mohamed Hashem 

(Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 8pm).

 

 

Miami Theatre

Talaat Harb St, next to Miami Cinema, Downtown, Tel 02 2574 5651 

Tayeb wa Amir (good and kind) play starring Amr Ramzy, Hisham Ismail, Tamer Farag, Rasha Fouad, Noha Lotfy, Sherif Hosny, written by Ahmed Almalwany, décor by Hamdy Attiya, lightening by Abu Bakr Elsherif, costumes designed by Amir Saber, music composed by Ayman Elturky, and directed by Mohamed Gabr (Performances run daily, 8.30pm).

 

 

 

Metropol (The Children’s National) Theatre

6 Halim St, the beginning of 26th July, Attaba, Downtown, Tel 02 2593 3334
Koki’s Heaven, a play for children casts Bouthayna Rashwan, Galal Osman, Mony, Kamal Zaghloul and many more, written by Ali Abu-Salem and directed by Safwat Sobhi 

(Performances run daily except Mondays, 7.30pm).

 

 

Al-Qawmi (The National) Theatre

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

Sayadaty Ana (My Fair Lady) play is produced by Al-Qawmi Theatre Company starring Dalia El-Beheri, Nedal El-Shafaay, Farid El-Noqrashy, Amina Salem, décor by Hamdy Attia, costumes designed by Marwa Aouda, music composed by Mahmoud Talaat, choreography by Mustafa Haggag, dramaturgy and directed by Mohsen Rizk

(Performances run daily except Wednesdays, 8.30pm).

 

 

 

Rawabet Art Space

5 Hussien El-Meaamar St. ext. of Mahmoud Bassiouny St, from Talaat Harb Square, Downtown

51 Springs play is performed by the Kindergarten team, Faculty of Early Childhood Education theatre company at Cairo University, as part of Emadeddin Studio Festival for Students Theatre (14 and 15 July, 8pm). 

Exit Text play is performed by CIC theatre company, as part of Emadeddin Studio Festival for Students Theatre the Canadian University (17 and 18 July, 8pm).  

 

 

 

Al-Salam Theatre

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

Aageeb wa Aageeba musical performance is produced by the Modern Theatre Company starring Sayyed El-Roumy, Doaa Ramadan, Ihab Bakir, Reda Tolba, and many more. Décor by Sarah Shoukry, lightening by Abu-Bakr El-Sherif, costumes designed by Samah Nabil, music composed by Mahmoud Wahid, choreography by Ahmed Samir, written by Said Haggag and directed by Mohamed El-Soghair 

(Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 9.30pm).  

Youssef Idrees Hall

Seeb Nafsak (just relax) play starring Fatema Mohamed Ali is produced by the Modern Theatre Company. Décor by Ahmed Amin, lightening by Ibrahim El-Forn, costumes designed by Nehad Elsayed, music composed by Hatem Ezzat, choreography by Monadel Antar, direction and dramaturgy by Gamal Yaqout 

(Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 8.30pm).

Main Hall 

Khetat Cupid (cupid’s plan) play casts actors Abdel-Moneim Riyad, Kareem El-Hosseiny, Nawal Samir, and many more. Décor by Ahmed Amin, lighting by Abu Bakr El-Sherif, music by Tamer Abdel-Meguid, written by Abdallah El-Shaaer, and directed by Ahmed Fouad (Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 7pm).

 

 

 

 

Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC) 

AUC’s Tahrir Campus, Al-Sheikh Rihan St, off Tahrir Square, Tel 02 2615 2694/01280009077

Ewart Memorial Hall

Irtigalia interactive theatre performance is completely unique and hilarious? Look no further than Irtigalia, the live improvised and interactive comedy theatre show founded in Egypt by AUC alum Ramsi Lehner '05. With no script or preparation, each sketch is decided by the audience, making for a once-in-a-lifetime experience that is both unpredictable and unforgettable. Whether you're a die-hard theatre lover or new to the scene, Irtigalia is guaranteed to have you laughing out loud from start to finish. The show will be in the Arabic language 

(Free and open to the public, 25 July, 9pm).

 

Taliaa Theatre

Attaba Square, Tel 02 2593 7948

Salah Abdel-Sabour Hall

Beit Rose (the house of rose), play is produced by Taliaa Theatre

starring Sally Said, Nadia Hassan, Samah Selim, Haggar Hatem, décor and costumes designed by Heba El-Komy, music composed by Rafiq Youssef, written and directed by Mahmoud Gamal Hedeny 

(Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 7.30pm).

Zaki Tolimat Hall

Bab Aashq (a door of love) play casts Maher Mahmoud, Hala Yasser, Fekry Selim, Mohamed Salah, Ahmed Hassan, Donia Aouni, with music composed by Mohamed Hosny, décor by Fady, costumes designed by Maha Abdel-Rahman, written by Ibrahim El-Husseiny and directed by Hassan El-Wazir (Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 9.30pm).

 

 

ALEXANDRIA

 

Lycee El Horreya Theatre 

Qism Bab Sharqi, Alexandria, Tel 03 5913794

Almalak Hammam wa Aasabet Aldabaa (King Hammam and the gang of hyenas) play is produced by Alexandria Theatre Company starring Reda Edris, Ibrahim El-Mallah, Mohamed Gaber, and children Mariam Ehab, Lara Adel, Nourseen, written and directed by Ehab Mabrouk (Performances run daily, 8pm).


* A version of this article appears in print in the 13 July, 2023 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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