Emirati Play Gets the Applaud in Amman Festival
By Mahmoud Al Abed
Albawaba.com – Amman
Within the shown seen by Jordan’s Theater Festival, an Emitati play, Aynaha, or Her Eyes, received the applaud and was in the spotlight in the media.
Written and directed by Saleh Karama, the play tackles the concept of home with all of its good memories, and immigration, after strangers settle there and surround it “with a fire fence.”
Cast included Alaa Neimi, Ashjan, Hosni Salama and Abdullah Youssef.
The play was hailed by critics and columnists in the Jordanian media.
“Believe me I almost sprang from my chair and followed her (the main character, Shouk) to the sea,” where she headed for a lonely boat in the docks to depart her homeland, leaving back her memories, and the strangers who changed the face of the place, wrote Khalid Abul Kheir, a Jordanian writer.
Introducing their work, the team said in the brochure that they sought to reach a level of true realism where “all the potential of an actor filled with pain explodes on the stage.”
The host, Jordan’s Ministry of Information and Culture, said in its introduction of Her Eyes, that the Emirati Ittihad Theater has made an addition to the state of the art.
It added that the staging of the play in Amman is “a link in the cultural relations,” between the UAE and its sister Arab countries.