Zawaya Cabaret 2

5 April at El Warsha at 9 pm and midnight 

[dropcap color=”#000000″ type=””]T[/dropcap]his performance is a 120-minute combination of theatre, music and storytelling in Arabic with English subtitles by El Warsha Troupe and directed by Hassan El Geretly

Zawaya: Testimonies from the Revolution – A documentary theatre piece.  It presents the testimonies and perspectives of five different Egyptian characters: the mother of a martyr, a member of Ultras Ahlawi, a human rights activist, an army officer, and a paid thug. While the stories are mostly set during the eighteen days of the January revolution, they are not reminiscent, but rather an invitation to reflect.

The Hour of Curfew : ‘Nights of El Warsha’ – This ‘music hall’ production takes a look at the corruption in our society, one that seems impossible to eradicate, and evokes the values that are still our basic demands, such as freedom and social justice. While we look forward to a satisfactory outcome to the revolution, which has deviated significantly, the show ends with a celebration of everyday life as it comes.

El Warsha Theater Company was founded by Hassan El Geretly in 1987.  It is the first independent theatre troupe in Egypt and presents performances that tend to address different themes that revolve around every day life, in an attempt to reflect on issues that affect our society. 

Touring locally, and within the Arab world and beyond since 1990, El Warsha has worked to unify activities involved with art, learning and development.

Both performances are free.  There is limited seating so arrive early to avoid disappointment.