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Al Namrood Play
November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
Al Namrood (a play from the United Arab Emirates)
The play “Al Namrood” is classified as historical drama as it deals with stories and events of ancient history which exemplify reality.
Nimrod Ben Canaan “Al Namrood”, the governor of Babylon, King of Assyria, claimed divinity and Godhead, and he was notorious for his injustice, tyranny and the killing of innocent people of Babylon. He confiscated their rights and their money. The irony of fate and divine justice was one in which his own life would end at the hands of those he oppressed; a mosquito made its way into his brain and because he could not bear the pain of this, he asked his people to beat him over the head with slippers until the mosquito could die. This ironic event took his life.
The play, which is a production of the Sharjah National Theatre, serves as an open invitation to dictators and tyrants to learn from history that unless they would like to share a similar fate they must work on promoting justice, peace and equality among their people because ultimately, justice is the basis of true leadership.
The Sharjah National Theatre (SNT) is a civic theatre group based in Sharjah UAE since 1975. The SNT enjoys the support of several governmental institutions and has produced several theatrical works. Being at the forefront of theatre in the UAE and the Gulf, SNT was entrusted with producing several works of acclaimed playwright His Highness Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi; Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah including “The return of Hulagu”, “Reality, a Mirror Image”, “Alexander The Great” and “Nimrod” (Al Namrood). The latter which was performed in 11 countries including Egypt, Tunisia, Spain, Germany, Romania and Sweden among others and is featuring for the first time in North America at the Festival of Arabic Music and Arts on November 7th 7:00 PM at the Jane Mallet Theatre in Toronto.
Over the years, SNT has worked with a multitude of Arts and theatrical groups in the Arab World and beyond, and has produced and presented more than 90 plays, launched the publication of “Rolla” a specialized Theatre magazine, and run workshops providing a platform for young and new talent to follow their dreams.
Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi; Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah
Sharjah National Theatre, United Arab Emirates