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‘Kuwait cultural festival vows dazzling spectacle’

A partial view of the audience at the Cultural Festival.

Kuwait stage troupe grabs most awards at 19th theater festival

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 30, (KUNA): A Kuwaiti cultural festival scheduled for next month is set to produce a dazzling amalgam of theatric and cinematic performances, said an official on Sunday.

Kuwait’s “Al-Qurain” cultural festival will be held in conjunction with a number of Arab countries, in addition to foreign missions in the Gulf state, the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters’ Assistant Secretary-General of the Department of Culture Dr Essa Al-Ansari told KUNA.

Announcing January 8th as the date of the festival, he said the spectacle comprises various activities including workshops and interviews with renowned personalities in Kuwait and abroad.

Among the festivities is an awards ceremony in which Kuwaiti artists from all walks of life will be feted for their success in their respective fields, he added.


He pointed out that a quarter of a century has elapsed since the show’s inception, making this year’s edition all the more special.

Meanwhile, Kuwait stage troupe garners four awards of the 19th Kuwait theater festival that concluded at Al-Dasmah Theater on Saturday.

The troupe’s play “Milad Gharib’ (birth of stranger) won the decor award, Faisal Al-Obaid was awarded as best director award, Mohammad Al-Rabbah as best dramatist, Samah best actress in leading role and Mahdi Al-Qassab the best actor in second role.

The play ‘Waheh Tawos,’ of the folklore stage troupe, win the best male actor award that went to Mansour Al-Mansour, while ‘Al-Dars’ play, of the Arabian Gulf theatrical troupe, won the best director award that went to Youssef Al-Hashash.

The festival, opened on Dec 19, featured a lot of cultural activities, including workshops and seminars with eminent dramatists from various countries taking part.

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