Kuwaiti play ‘Anarchy’ wins award

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Gulf Theater Troupe bags best show and best actress

Kuwait’s Gulf Theater Troupe poses for a group photo during the coronation ceremony of the Arabian Gulf Theater Ensemble

AMMAN, July 30: The Kuwaiti play ‘Anarchy’ by the Gulf Theater Troupe won the award for best show and best actress (Fatima Al-Osaimi) at the International Free Theater Nights Festival, which concluded in the Jordanian capital Amman on Thursday. The show ‘Anarchy’, written by Fatima Al-Amer and directed by Muhammad Al-Ansari, also won an appreciation award from the jury for the actor Faisal Al-Saffar for his role in the play that embodies the life of an old man who lives with Alzheimer’s.

In a statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), the band’s head, Maitham Badr, commented on this result by emphasizing that the Gulf Theater Troupe represented the State of Kuwait in the festival with the “best picture”, especially as it is the first group to represent the National Council for Culture, Arts and Literature outside Kuwait after theCOVID-19 pandemic.

Badr stressed the importance of the support provided by the National Council for Culture, Arts and Literature to the troupe and the support given by the State of Kuwait to the cultural sector, praising the facilities provided by the Jordanian side to the troupe and participants in the show Youssef Al- Baghli, Fahd Al-Balushi, Fatima Al-Osaimi, Faisal AlSaffar, Fahd Al-Ahmad Al-Balushi, Majid Al- Balushi, Edma Al-Asmar, Muhammad Al-Mansoori, Abdullah Al-Masoud, Abdullah Al-Busairi, Hessa Al-Abbad, Muhammad Behbehani, Muhammad Al-Shatti, Talal Al-Farihi, Fatima Al-Amer, Muhammad Al-Rabean and Fadel Nassar. The 17th edition of the International Free Theater Nights Festival was held with the participation of theater performances from Kuwait, Jordan, Tunisia, Syria and Palestine. (KUNA)

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