CAIRO – 13 September 2021: The activities of the fourth Cairo International Monodrama Days will launch on September 13 at 6 p.m. in El-Hanager Square. The festival will run until September 17.
The opening will be witnessed by Tunisian ambassador in Cairo, Mohamed Ben Youssef, and a group of Arab and foreign playwrights.
Shows and workshops will be held at El-Hanager Theatre, the Floating Theatre, El-Hanager Cinema Hall, and Prince Taz Palace, while adhering to all precautionary measures set by the state to battle the global pandemic.
This edition bears the name of the late theatrical critic Hassan Attia. Tunisia will be the guest of honor in celebration of the Egyptian-Tunisian year.
Nine theater performances from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Mauritania, Mexico, Iraq, Syria, Sultanate of Oman, Tunisia, Morocco, Korea and Ukraine will participate in the festival’s 4th edition.
Moreover, three plays from Korea, Mexico, Morocco and Ukraine will stage as part of the Monodrama Screen Platform at El-Hanager Cinema Hall. These shows will not be open for the public due to the global pandemic.
Also, the Storyteller Platform at Prince Taz Palace will present a show for a Mauritanian storyteller and another for a Tunisian storyteller on the sidelines of the festival.
This year, the festival also honors a group of pioneers of Arab theater, headed by Hassan Attia.