|Date: 06/05/2012 Time: 10:43:00 AM
Arabian Gulf Theatre troupe of the State of Kuwait
offers Jordanian spectators in the ongoing Free Theatre Festival here a
glimpse of Kuwaiti folklore and traditions, along with groups seeking to
introduce the audiences to Tunisia, Palestine, Libya, the host state Jordan,
Holland, and Austria.
Director of Kuwaiti contribution in the festival, the play called
Al-Boshiyyah - meaning the veil covering the face - told KUNA, Sunday, his
play is an attempt to recapture Kuwaiti tradition and present it to the
Jordanian audiences within a modern approach. Abdullah Al-Aber added the play
deals with social classification. The script presents a society that unites
against an "outsider" who in fact is a descendant of a "true member" of that
With 22 people acting, playing the music score, and other technicians, the
director feels confident the play would be well received, due to the great
amount of shared values and cultural and social traits between Kuwait and the
The festival kicked off Saturday under the auspices of Princess Reem Ali at
the Royal Cultural Center.
Festival chairman Ali Elayyan said theatre as an art form is a reading of
history and a tentative forecast of the future. It is an art form that keeps
abreast of the current state of affairs and stays alive and thrives despite
the great challenge of poor inadequate support.
The first performance in the festival was a dance by a Palestinian Ramallah
The festival lasts till May 10, and the main activities and attractions
include a symposium on the theme "Is the golden triangle losing one of its
components? Audience, Text, and Artist."
The Free Theatre's troupe is also presenting two productions of its own
during the festival, one called "Alzheimer" and "Hijrah", Arabic for migration.