“Women with No Tomorrow” play to be showed on September 26-27



Sat, 16 Sep 2017 - 12:07 GMT


Sat, 16 Sep 2017 - 12:07 GMT

The director Nour Ghanem-File Photo

The director Nour Ghanem-File Photo

CAIRO – 16 September 2017: “Women with No Tomorrow” play will show on Artistic Creativity Center Theater on September 26 and 27 as part of the 24th Cairo International Festival for Contemporary and Experimental Theatre (CIFCET).

The play tackles the tragedy of three Syrian refugees in Germany; Adele, Fatma and Mariam, who live together and share intricate details of their life. The three of them are seeking the right for asylum so the play starts in the interrogation room, and the three refugees reveal some information about themselves to the investigator.

Tension between Mariam and Adele becomes clear due to the differences in ideas and lifestyle, which makes them their constant clash reach its peak when Mariam attacks Adele with a knife to kill her, and Fatima enters between them. This scene becomes a projection of the situation in Syria reflecting, clearly the Syrian tragedy.

The play depicts the strained relations between them and how the circumstances leading to their departure from Syria affected their feelings of security.

The play is written by Gawad el-Asady and directed by Nour Ghanem.

CIFCET manager Nasser Abdel Moneim revealed on Sunday in a press conference to announce the festival details that over 200 theatre troupes have applied to participate in this edition.

Organized by the Ministry of Culture, the festival will also feature a performance of Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters”. Additionally, the schedule includes other Arab theatrical performances, including Jordan’s “Shadow of a Female”, “Iraqi On Private”, “Iraqi Cart”, Morocco’s “Balasmya”, Moroccan play “Fall”, Tunisia’s “Fall Night”, and Tunisian play “Women in Resistance and Love”.

In parallel with the performances, seminars are due to begin on September 20 highlighting several themes including “Aesthetics of Performance and the Cultures of Observation”, “Theatre between Heritage and City”, “Forms of Contemporary Theatre and Issues Concerned”, and “Dissimilating Cultural Assumptions and Mainstream Discourses”, according to the CIFCET official press release.

CIFCET encourages the participation of youth theatrical troupes, who would develop by participating in the festival through observation and research introduced in the free-entry workshops.

The festival will host five honorary guests, including Theatre Professor at the University of Berlin Erika Fischer, art and literary critic Hassan El Mone’ei, American Dramaturg and Professor at City University of New York Marvin Carlson, theatre director Myung Jin Choi, and the late playwright Mahfouz Abdel Rahman.



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