Hisham Abbas heads to the cinema and theater stage
Egyptian director Khaled Jalal has confirmed the opening of his new play, “Al Iskafi Malikan” (The Shoeman a King), has been delayed and not canceled.
The entire cast will return for rehearsals after the New Year, and the play will open at the end of February, Jalal explained.
The play is the first theater performance for Egyptian singer Hisham Abbas, and also stars young Egyptian actors Hannan Turk and Riham Abdul Ghafour. The story, written by Yusry Al Jundi, is an adaptation of the popular folktale ‘A thousand and one nights.’
On a similar note, Jalal plans to begin work on a new film “Abqarino” (Genius). He has nominated Hisham and Muna Shalabi.for the leading roles and the film will be produced by Issam Imam and directed by Samih Abdul Aziz.
The story of the film revolves around a young man who invents a cheap medicine and suddenly finds himself surrounded by the international pharmaceutical mafia.
According to the London based Elaph, Hisham has wanted to enter the acting world for some time, but was waiting for the right work.
Hisahm recently returned from Lebanon where he made a guest appearance on the final episode of the reality television program “The Ranch,” hosted by Lebanese singer Haifa Wahbi.
During his stay in Lebanon, Hisham made it a point to meet with a number of composers in preparation for his upcoming album.