Kuwaiti performance grabs golden prize in Jordanian Theater Festival

A Kuwaiti theatrical performance Atsah has won the golden prize at the 24th Jordanian Theater Festival concluded in Amman Tuesday.

In at a glitzy award ceremony, the prize was handed over to Kuwait’s National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) Assistant Secretary General and Head of the Kuwaiti delegation Dr. Bader Al-Doweesh and the play director Abdullah Al-Turkmani.

Kuwait’s Ambassador in Amman Hamad Al-Duaij and other play performers were also attending.

Atsah (sneeze) play, written by Kuwaiti playwright Mohammad Al-Mussallam, was inspired by “the Death of a Government Clerk” short story by the Russian legend playwright and short story writer Anton Chekhov.

It shed lights on the helplessness of low class people in front of those who belong to higher classes.

The 24th annual Jordanian Theatre Festival kicked November 14 at the Royal Cultural Centre.

The festival, which is held in cooperation with the Jordan Artists Association, comprised musical and theatrical performances, short movies and several workshops.

Performances from the UAE, Kuwait, Sudan, Egypt, Palestine and Iraq vied for the festival prizes. (KUNA)

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