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Saudi Arabia Celebrates Eid Al-Fitr with Theater Shows

Saudi Arabia Celebrates Eid Al-Fitr with Theater Shows

Saturday, 7 May, 2022 - 08:15
A picture taken on March 21, 2016 shows employees working at the main hall of the Saudi Cultural Center in Dammam, some 400 km eastern of the capital Riyadh. (STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

The special theater shows enlisted in the Eid Al-Fitr Celebrations Program 2022 organized by the General Entertainment Authority (GEA) in Riyadh kicked off on Wednesday. The program, launched in Jeddah, Dammam, and Abha, includes comedy and dramatic performances.

The three-day program started on Wednesday with the ‘Big Night’ play at Riyadh’s Baker Al Shidi Stage, in Boulevard Riyadh City, starred by Mohammed Abdul Rahman Touta, Nicole Saba, Mahmoud Abdul Ghani, Mohamoud al-Laithi, and Mirhan Hassan.

The play revolves around a couple who got married after 19 years of engagement. On their wedding night, the media and TV channels invade their house after they discover that an archaeological route passes by their bedroom. Then, the ministry of antiquities hires security guards to protect the bedroom and the route.

Jeddah hosted the play ‘Ellembi in Age of Ignorance’ at the Cultural Club Theater. Starred by Mohammed Saad, Sami Maghawri, and Dina Mohsen, the play tells the story of Ellembi, who struggles to marry Princess Karawana. After she rejects him, he resorts to magic, which turns his life upside down in a comic performance full of funny scenes.

In Damam, the Theater of Al-Asala Colleges hosted the ‘Halalhom, Dalalhom’ play starred by Ahmed al-Onan, Zahra Arafat, Ahmed Iraj, Fahad al-Binai, Mohammad Ramadan, Iman al-Husseini, Abdullah al-Badr, Wahid Abdullah, and Amer al-Kaabi. The play revolves around a family of four siblings, 3 boys and a girl, living in the house of their grandfather who raised them. The characters face neglect and carelessness, which deteriorates their social and mental state.

The King Khalid University Theater, Abha, hosted the ‘Tar Bileija’ play starred by Rashed al-Shamrani, Abdullah Asiri, Aziz Bahis, Nadia Ghazi, Motaab al-Maliki, and Abdullah Nayef. It discusses the life of celebrities in a sarcastic style and sheds light on a number of causes and personal practices among those who gained fame by coincidence.

The four plays ran from 9:00 pm until after midnight, over three days and ended on Friday.

As part of the Eid Al-Fitr Celebrations Program 2022, the General Entertainment Authority (GEA) organized diverse activities including virtual platforms aimed at promoting social interaction among all categories to enhance happiness, bring more joy, and celebrate Eid Al Fitr.

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