The Theatre House opens its doors to public on Tuesday presenting four plays for free, celebrating the 12th National Egyptian Theatre Festival.
The four shows participate in the official competition of the festival which kicked off on Saturday, running until the end of the month. All plays tackle social aspects of everyday life and people’s struggle in the Egyptian society.
Shebak Maksor (A Broken Window) is one of the shows taking place at the theatre. The play tells the story of a working-class family that live in a house with a broken window which they do not afford to fix. Throughout the plot, the play discusses the struggles of the working class in Egypt, and the ways they try to overcome the financial challenges as they try to fix the window, and the circumstances they face throughout the period of which the window was broken.
The play is produced and performed by El Taliaa theater troupe.
Noh Al-Hamam (The Pigeons’ Whipping) is another play that is being performed at the theatre. It tells the story of Watany, a man from Upper Egypt, who went missing, changing the lives of the people connected to him as they were severely affected with his absence. The play is also produced by El Taliaa and was met with success over the last few months.
Al-Hadtha (The Accident) and Beit Al-Ashbah (The Ghost House) is also among the plays to be performed for free at the theatre.