Poster of the play - Egypt Today
CAIRO – 16 August 2018: Fann Mehaweg (Extra Art) theatre group is going to perform their much anticipated play "Fe Qalbi Ontha Ebreya" (A Hebrew Girl Resides in my Heart) on Friday, August 17, at Romance Theatre in downtown Cairo.
The play is based on Tunisian author Khawla Hamdi's novel. The play was directed by Mahmoud Abdel Aziz and the play's scenario was written by Mohamed Zaky.
"Fe Qalbi Ontha Ebreya" revolves around the Jewish Alley, south of Tunisia, in which Reema resides; a young Muslim girl who lost both her parents in tragic circumstances. Before the death of her parents, Reema's mother asked a Jewish man named Jacob to raise her daughter under the teachings of Islam, and take good care of her.
Jacob did what he promised Reema's mother to do in the best way possible. He kindly took the girl to the mosque every Friday to attend prayers and teaching sessions.
The play calls for eliminating discrimination between Muslims and Jews by portraying humanitarian acts that touch the spectators' emotions.
The play also relays embedded messages regarding the current political tension in the Middle East, declaring that only love and peace among humans can undo all the damage and violence in the region.
The play illustrates that all humans regardless their race, ethnicity or religion, have love originally residing deep in their hearts, and that politics should never separate us all as humans, despite the decisions taken by politicians.
It is worth mentioning that Hamdi was born in Tunisia in 1984. She has several academic achievements and works at the King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.