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Cinemana Cultural Center - Nazareth

Antar and Abla play

O people of our country, the present knows the absent. Let us see and hear from Mr. Hakawati, the story of Antar and Abla. A story about blacks and whites. Let's see how Antar helped his family and protected them from the savage beast. When they knew that Antar the black was brave and loved the people of his country, they started saying: It doesn't matter what color a person is, what matters is that he be a human.

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Antar and Abla play
Antar and Abla play

Time & Location

12 May 2024, 17:00 – 18:10

Cinemana Cultural Center - Nazareth, 6026 St, Nazareth,

About the event

Biography Theater

He presents

Antar and Abla play

(A traditional comedy play about equality, cooperation, acceptance of others, and against discrimination)

O people of our country, the present knows the absent.

Let us see and hear from Mr. Hakawati, the story of Antar and Abla. A story about blacks and whites. Let's see how Antar helped his family and protected them from the savage beast. When they knew that Antar the black was brave and loved the people of his country, they started saying: It doesn't matter what color a person is, what matters is that he be a human.

Do you think the people of the country agree that the brave Antar Al-Aswad Al-Shalabi is marrying Princess Abla Al-Bayda Al-Shalabi? When you bring it, you will know..

There is a lot of Shalabiya story...it contains dolls, masks, heritage, humour, imagination and surprises.

Biography and what it contains:

Shaddad, the white gentleman, marries Zabiba, the black lady, and they have two children: a black Antar, a black Shayboub, and a white Antaura. The hero Antar is very brave and Shiboub is very fast in running.

On one of his hunting trips, little Antar was able to kill a huge beast, carry it on his horse and bring it to the country for people to see. Some people believe him, others laugh at him and describe him as a lying, scoundrel black slave. The sensitive Antar gets upset with them because they insulted him, so he leaves his family and disappears in the desert.

During his absence, another monster attacks the country, threatening and growling, and says that he came to avenge his brother, the monster, who was killed by Antar. Then people believe that Antar was the one who actually defeated the first monster.

Shiboub volunteers to search for his brother Antar, and when he finds him, he begs him to return because the monster is attacking his family and country, but Antar refuses at first. Shayboub tells him that the people who lied to him and insulted him are sorry, and that his beloved Abla, his father, his mother, and the whole country love him. Antar is affected and decides to return to the country to stand by his people against the monster.

Antar and the people of the country attack like a lion, and they are united against the beast. The beast is afraid, runs away, and disappears in the desert. Thus, the people of the country hold victory celebrations, and joy becomes joyous when Antar marries Abla.

Written and directed by : Radhi D. Shehada

Music and melodies : Good news of vinegar

Costumes : Mounira Shehadeh

Fund implementation : Walid Elias

Doll making : Munira and Radi Shehadeh

Acting : Radhi D. Shehada

Lighting and sound : Rustam and Munira Shehadeh

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