Arab monodrama festival takes Acre

The event, called Mascharid, will feature seven new plays, special events and a tribute to actress Salwa Nakara.

By HELEN KAYE
July 27, 2008 11:07
Arab monodrama festival takes Acre

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This year's Arab language monodrama festival will run from July 27-29 at the Crusader Fortress in the Old City of Acre. The event, called Mascharid, was launched seven years ago. It will feature seven new plays, special events and a tribute to actress Salwa Nakara, who will receive an award for her contribution to the theater of both Israeli and Arabic cultures. The plays include The Child, by Rymon Kuch about the price of childhood secrets suppressed, Abu Halima, based on a story by Taha Muhammad Ali about a Palestinian refugee's lost childhood and shattered dreams of statehood, The Singer, by Walid Ayib, a political satire on Arab society, and Sounds from Here - a Portrait, by Dorit Weintal (a coproduction from ATC and the DAM theater of Holland) that is an allegorical theater piece about an Arab everywoman caught between two worlds. Special events include a live theater/video installation called Abdallah the Gravedigger by Farid Abu Shakra, performed by him. There's also another DAM production, a Palestinian rap group from Lod and other music groups including Haytam Saffiyah and his ethnic band from Holland.

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