"Majareeh" by Sharjah National Theatre Company
Written by: Ismail Abdullah
Directed by: Mohammed Al Ameri
Cast: Habib Ghuloom, Mousa Al Baqeeshi, Mohammed Ghanem, Budoor Al Saei, Naji Jumaa, Sara and others
Majareeh (The Wounded), performed by the Sharjah National Theatre Company, tackles the theme of slavery; the concept of being a slave to the self or to inherited traditions and customs. The message is delivered through elements of folk heritage and various symbols and meanings attached to them, via a story of love and marriage. Director Mohammed Al Ameri blends anecdotes from local culture and heritage, and brings modern musical instruments together with classical folk instruments, such Al Habban, moving swiftly between times and eras.