Noor al Sherif Plays Two Roles in One Play
Egyptian actor Noor al Sherif is currently embarking on the final rehearsals for the play Lann Tasqut al Quds (Jerusalem Will not Fall) in which he will play two completely different roles.
The press writer Sherif al Showbashi has debuted in scripting the play to be directed by Fahmi al Khouli and costarring a large number of young actors.
“The issue of Jerusalem is the most important issue on the Arab arena and it should be portrayed on the stage. The aim of the play at this time in particular is to remind the Arabs with the reasons for the fall of the holy city in 1099 and to warn them against the current situation. This is in addition to showing the similarity between the first fall and the present circumstances which are not less dangerous than that period,” Sherif told the UAE daily al Bayan.
He added, “performing two different characters in a play is a new and strange experience. The strange point is that I shall play in each of the play’s two parts an independent character although they convey the same message, defense of Jerusalem. In the first part I play the role as Jerusalem commander, Eftikhar al Dawlah who seeks to liberate Jerusalem by his weapons. In the second part, I play the role as Damascus chief judge Abu Saad al Harawi who also seeks to liberate Jerusalem by his hospitality, education and principles.” – Albawaba.com