Rania Farid Shawki returns to the stage in a play about the Morsi era of Egypt

Published January 29th, 2014 - 12:37 GMT

Well, hello Theater Stage, recognize me?

Rania Farid Shawki is greeting the stage again after an eight year hiatus from the theater scene. This time she'll be sporting a new look as she graces the new play "Al Shaeb Lama Yefalsi" (When the People Flee) alongside fellow Egyptian actor Ahmad Budayr.

According to Laha Magazine, it was love at first reading for Rania, stating that she was immediately impressed the play's storyline. She said that she misses the theater stage, which makes total sense after her former projects "Rabna Yekhali Jumaa" (May God Protect Jumaa) alongside Egyptian actor Ahmad Adam and "Yawmiat Atwa Abu Matwa" (The Days of Atwa Abu Matwa) with Yahia Al Fakharani were major hits.

The new play is a political comedy written by Mahmoud Al Tukhi. The story revolves around the events of the year Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood were in power in Egypt. In the play, the leader of the country is only concerned with his family and tribe, while neglecting the rest of society. The people leave the country in frustration, leaving only the leader, his tribe, and two brave souls that stand up against him and get him out of power.

Rania recently received two awards of recognition from the satellite group ART for her television successes as well in "Nuktit Daef" (Weak Point) with Syrian actor Jamal Suleiman, and the drama "Al Saqr Shahin" with Syrian actor Taym Hassan.

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