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The 11th edition of Arab Theatre Festival kicks off

Friday 11/January/2019 - 01:29 PM
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The 11th edition of Arab Theatre Festival opening ceremony kicked off Thursday evening، at Cairo Opera House's main hall، in Zamalek district، amid the attendee of theater giants، celebrities and officials.

The opening ceremony witnessed the honoring of theater giants، celebrities and officials.

The opening ceremony witnessed the honoring of a large number of theater giants، celebrities and officials including، actor Ashraf Abdel Ghafour، theatrical critic Amal Bakir، great director Jalal Al-Sharqawi، renowned actor، Rashwan Tawfek، renowned actress Samiha Ayoub،، great director Samir El-Asfoury، renowned actress Samira Abdel Aziz، renowned actor Samir Ghanem.

The opening ceremony also witnessed the honoring of actors Dr. Sanaa Shafei، Soheir El-Morshidy، Abdel Rahman Abou Zahra، Ezzat El Alaili، theatrical director and actor Fahmy El-Khouly، and others.

The honoree also included legendary actor، Mahmoud Yassin، which his wife، actress Shahira had received the honor shield on his steed.

Moreover، writer، Ismail Abdullah، secretary-general of the Arab Theater Authority، honored the Minister of Culture، Dr. Inas Abdel Dayam with the Authority’s Shield.

The Arab Theater Festival is organized by the Arab Theater Authority، in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture.

The festival will run from January (10-16)، with the participation of more than 400 Arab artists this year.

The festival is held under the auspices of Egypt's President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi.

The edition will feature at least 400 Arab theatrical plays، including 250 Egyptian plays، 27 plays.

The festival will also feature numerous seminars، workshops، and Intellectual forums.

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