Art Alert: 'Recycle' play returns to Cairo's Talea Theatre
Ahram Online, , Sunday 21 Feb 2021
The result of a Talea theatre workshop, 'Recycle' is a compilation of theatrical sketches on a variety of social themes


Cairo's Talea (Avant-garde) theatre has reopened a comedy play dubbed 'Recycle' at the Salah Abdel-Sabour hall on Saturday.

This is the play's fourth season after it premiered last October.

Directed by Mohamed El-Sagheir, the play is a result of a four-month-long workshop held with amateur actors in 2020 who were trained by numerous artists known in the Egyptian theatrical scene.

Through the sketches, the show looks into a variety of social issues such as marriage, work, education, sexual harassment, etc., aiming to point at several fixed ideas that could be refreshed and 'recycled'.

The play's choreography was designed by Monadel Antar.

While the theatrical sketches have a fixed mise-en-scene, the play also incorporates improvisational elements with the professional stand-up comedian Salah El-Daly interacting with the audience.

The event, confirmed for Sunday and Monday at 7:30pm, will run while abiding by the country’s strict safety measures, including social distancing, obligatory facemasks, and sanitising, which have been imposed since the return of public cultural activities in July as part of the country's cautious reopening following the COVID-19 lockdown.

Programme:
Sunday 21 and Monday 22 February at 7:30 pm
Salah Abdel-Sabour Hall, Talea Theatre, El-Atabah

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