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  • Tuesday ,17 December 2019
العربية

Egyptian puppet show al-Leila al-Kebira to play in Neapolis International Festival

by Al Masry Al Youm

Light News

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Tuesday ,17 December 2019

Egyptian puppet show al-Leila al-Kebira to play in Neapolis International Festival

 The Egyptian puppet operetta al-Leila al-Kebira (The Grand Night) will play in the 34th session of the Neapolis International Festival at the Kids Theater, held between December 15 to 22 in Tunisia, the Director of the Cairo Puppet Theater at the Theater House Mohamed Nour announced on Friday.

The operetta is the most famous puppet show in the Arab world, and forms a big part of Egypt s cultural heritage due to its uniquely expressive and humorous portrayal of the night of moulid; the Prophet Mohamed s birthday.
Late artist Nagy Shaker founded the operetta while Salah Jahin wrote it, with the operetta s music composed by musician Sayed Makkawi and decorations by Mostafa Kamel.