The Moroccan Ministry of Culture has made a special request for inviting the cast and crew of the Egyptian play "Al Malek Lear" (King Lear) starring Egyptian actor Yahia Al Fakhrani. The ministry has requested that the play be Egypt's representation in the Rabat Theater Festival that starts this week.
According to the UAE based daily, Al Bayan, Yahia has expressed his appreciation and willingness to participate in the festival hoping that conditions in the region become stable in order to move the entire cast to Morocco. It was noted that a number of performances for the play were previously cancelled due to the US-led war on Iraq. The play directed by Ahmad Abdul Halim and will costar Sawsan Badr, Ashraf Abdul Ghafour, and Riham Abdul Ghafour.
On a different note, Al Fakharani has made a decision to accept the leading role for a new TV series “Mohammad Ali Pasha” due to come out next Ramadan. In the drama series, Yahia will be playing the role of Prince Mohammad, an Ottoman general of Albanian origin, who seized power with the cooperation of the local population.
Events in the series will begin from the time the Ottoman sultan declared him the governor of Egypt in 1805. Muhammad Ali’s destruction of all his opponents until he became the only source of power in the country will portrayed, as well as the way he gained control of all the trade routes into Egypt, and the way he embarked on wars of expansion.
After Yahia’s acceptance of the role, nominations are now underway for eligible directors and actors to take part in the making of the series, which is scheduled to begin shooting in the very near future. –Albawaba.com
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