President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman during the theater show - Press Photo
CAIRO – 6 March 2018: Veteran Egyptian theatrical director Khaled Galal expressed his extreme happiness with President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman's admiration for his play “Salem Nafsak” (Surrender).
Sisi and bin Salman watched “Salem Nafsak” on Monday and strongly applauded, showing their great appreciation for the play, the artists and the director. “My happiness is really indescribable because of the attendance of President Sisi and the Saudi Crown Prince, who praised the young Egyptian talents participating in the show,” Galal recounted.
Galal expressed his great pride of all his students who participated in the play and presented such a dazzling performance, such as Ola Fahmy, Ahmed Tarek, Ahmed Abdel Tawab, Mohamed Hassan, Rehab Ezzeldin, Mahmoud Abdel Lateef, and Gamal Abdel Nasser, among others. Galal also thanked Minister of Culture Ines Abdel Dayem and Cairo Opera House Head Magdy Saber.
“I proudly watched a group of creative Egyptian youth performing in the theater show 'Salem Nafsak' at the Cairo Opera House,” said the Egyptian president on Monday.
After attending the show with Saudi Crown Prince bin Salman, Sisi remarked that difficult tests are set for youth seeking to enroll in the Egyptian National Academy for Youth Training and Rehabilitation, but he will allow the theater’s cast members to register easily in the academy, as they possess great talents.
Sisi added that Egypt needs honest and sincere people to be at the forefront of the country's building process to be able to achieve the intended objectives. He expressed his thanks and appreciation for the team's dedication and hard work.
In his statement, Sisi welcomed the Saudi Crown Prince and his accompanying delegates, stressing the necessity of Arab solidarity to thwart any attempt of interference in Arab nations’ affairs and to preserve security. In this regard, President Sisi called for boosting Arab cooperation and unity, because as long as the Arab countries stand united, no one will be able to threaten their security.
"Salem Nafsak" was presented by a group of young talents who studied at the Creative Development Center. The play was chosen by many critics as the best theater show in 2017.
The play presents the struggle between two brothers in their quest for the cause of existence and mystery of the universe. It examines the conflict between tolerance and love on one hand, and hatred on the other hand.