The National Egyptian Theater celebrates living and dead stars


The National Festival of Egyptian Theater announced the program of its 14th session, in which 33 performances from various private, governmental, labor, civil and university entities will participate.

The festival will start the day after tomorrow on the National Theater, and will continue until the ninth of next October at the theaters of Al-Talia, Al-Gomhouria, Al-Hanager, Al-Baloon, Al-Salam, Metropole, Al-Hosabir, Al-Falaki, Malak Opera, Giza Cultural Center and the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts.

The festival decided to dedicate this session to the “Egyptian playwright”, with the aim of supporting and encouraging creativity, as well as urging theater groups to rely more on theatrical texts of Arabic origin, instead of quoting international works. Festival head Youssef Ismail said in a press conference the day before yesterday, “In the past years, we have noticed the decline of the author’s role in the theatrical process, and the marginalization of his role. Therefore, the National Theater Festival saw that its role is to restore and support the author.”

A special tribute is given to the late artists Samir Ghanem and Dalal Abdulaziz, who died this year from complications from infection with the Corona virus.

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