“Altook Wal Aswera” poster - Egypt Today.
CAIRO - 4 January 2019: “Altook Wal Aswera” (The Collar and the Bracelet) play will be shown for one week starting from Friday, January 4 on Balloon Theater.
The play directed by the Egyptian theatrical director Nasser Abdel Moneim previously won the “Best Theatrical Directing” award in the first edition of Cairo International Festival of Contemporary and Experimental Theater in 1999. The show was the production of the Theatre Art House.
“Altook Wal Aswera” revolves around a poor family that resides in a village somewhere in Upper Egypt, that suffers from extreme poverty.
The family eventually turns to myths and magic to improve their living situation. This is a common thing in that part of the country and the reason is lack of education.
The show is written by Yehya Taher Abdullah, starring Fatma Mohamed, Mahmoud el-Zayat Martina Adel, Mohamed Hassib, Sara Adel, Eman Hussein among others.