MORE SUPPORT NEEDED TO RESTORE GLORY OF KUWAITI THEATRE — PLAY DIRECTOR

AMMAN, Jordan, Nov 18 (NNN-KUNA) – Despite the existence of talented writers and performers, the Kuwaiti theatre still lags behind and requires much support from the state and private producers, to deliver its aspired mission to the cultural life in Kuwait, theatrical performances director and artiste, Faisal Al-Omairi, said.

Unfortunately, there is neither entity nor individual, who are really interested in investing in theatrical works in Kuwait, Al-Omairi told KUNA, late Tuesday, following the display of his “Echo of Silence” play, as part of the 22nd edition of the Jordanian Theatre Festival, which opened Saturday.

Al-Omairi urged the state and relevant bodies, to embrace and sponsor the distinguished works and promote it regionally and internationally.

Kuwait play artistes are eager to get the Kuwaiti theatre movement back to its past days of glory, he said.

He pointed out that, the performance was attended by Kuwait Ambassador to Amman, Dr. Hamad Al-Duaij, and a large number of Kuwaiti and Arab audience.

“Echo of Silence” play is authored by the late Iraqi playwright, Jassem Matroud, and directed by Al-Omeiri.

The play tackles the theme of coexistence among people with different cultures, with a view to correcting some negative social behaviours.

The festival also features theatrical performances by troupes from the United Arab Emirates, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Egypt, which will be followed by academic symposia, to assess the performances.– NNN-KUNA