Egypt’s National Theatre Festival 11th Session، which runs from July 19 to August 2، kicked off Thursday evening at Cairo Opera House Grand Theater، amid the attendee of celebrities and officials.
This year’s session holds the name of late renowned writer Mahmoud Diab.
Among the attendee were Minister of Culture، Dr.Inas Abdel Daim، Head of actors syndicate، actor Ashraf Zaki، prominent Theater director، Galal El-Sharkawy، Samira Abdel Aziz،، which will showcase many performances، Ahmed Halawa، Mondher Rayahneh، Samira Mohsen، Samiha Ayoub، and others.
The festival management honored during the opening ceremony a number of symbolic figures of the Egyptian theater including، prominent Theater director، Galal El-Sharkawy، Mohamed Aboul Ela El-Salamouny، Dr.Hussein Abd El-kader، Dr.Samira Mohsen، Dr.Hussain ElEzaby، and late critic Mohammed El-Refaey.
During the opening ceremony the minster gave a speech.
The opening ceremony showcased a theatrical performance، as well as played a documentary film about Mahmoud Diab.
Mahmoud Diab (1932 - 1983) Mahmoud Diab، born on August 25، in 1932، was an Egyptian writer.
He joined the Faculty of Law at Cairo University and graduated from it in 1955.
He was appointed as a deputy in the State Affairs Commission and was appointed with many ranks until he was appointed as a Counselor.
His literary career began with the story (Al Moagiza) "The Miracle" in 1960، which was later made as a film in 1962 co-starring Faten Hamama، and Shadia.
His literary work continued، as it did، so did the adaption of his work into films، cinematic programs such as “Strangers do not drink coffee”، “Sonya and the Madman”، and “Devils”.